Melvyn Tan
September 13, 2013 — By tanmelvyn@gmail.com

Unfailing Love

[blockquote source=”Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)“]When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.[/blockquote] Back in 2001, when the dot-com company I joined went bust, I felt like the world had come down on me. You see. After my graduation, I got […]

[blockquote source=”Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)“]When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.[/blockquote]

Back in 2001, when the dot-com company I joined went bust, I felt like the world had come down on me.

You see. After my graduation, I got a job (through my professor) as a government employee.  My role was simply to peruse through massive amount of research papers and then synthesise the information into a management alert that would be circulated to my bosses every week.  The job paid well, I had even built up my influence amongst the top ranks; simply put – life was good.  Then I was approached to join a dot-com company.  The main motivation for joining – share options.  Essentially it was the idea that if (and that’s a big if) the company went public or get bought over, I would be extremely wealthy!

I still remember that fateful night, where I was still in office past 10pm, and my colleague called to tell me that the Twin Towers had been struck!  That event brought about a chain reaction and soon, our funding ran out.

That had to be the lowest point of my life!  I had only fifteen dollars in my savings account and the minimum amount one can withdraw from the ATM was $10.  However, the bank required a minimum balance of $10.  As I did not have any money in my wallet, I had to go to the bank; just to withdraw $5.  I could still remember the shocking look on the bank clerk’s face when I submitted the withdraw form for $5.

Looking back, I now see the unfailing love of God that supported me at the lowest point of my life.  And because I humbly prayed to the Lord, was I able to pull myself out of the rut and start all over again! (Thank you Rory for the message).

Dear Loving Father, thank you for Your unfailing love and Your consolation of my weakened spirit and depressed heart.  In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.