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Apr 26, 2016


“Some questions we’ll probably never have answered this side of heaven. Why isn’t ‘phonetic’ spelled the way it sounds? Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii? Or, how does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the morning?” (Excerpt from Leadership Journal and Christian Reader.)

While these questions are somewhat tongue-in-cheek, there are plenty of areas in life that can create real feelings of uncertainty: financial changes, health concerns and even personal struggles about discerning God’s will for the future. But Scripture promises that certainty is possible because God is faithful. According to 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.” He definitively honors His Word and can be trusted.

In her book The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands, New York Times’ bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst shares how learning to exercise Godly wisdom in her daily decision-making moved her from a place of stress to living with certainty. “Wisdom makes decisions today that will still be good tomorrow.” Wise decision making through the lens of Scripture can bring peace and confidence even in the midst of uncertainty.

As many people approach retirement, they often wonder how moving to a fixed income will affect their lives. They may feel uncertainty around whether they’ll have enough, be able to maximize whatever tax breaks may be available, and still have room to support ministries they care about. The good news is a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) can provide the certainty and security they seek. CGAs are part investment and part gift – a wise decision that will “still be good” for years to come!

A CGA can provide:

  • Supplemental income payments for your lifetime (and your spouse’s as well)
  • Significant tax benefits at the time of the gift and every year thereafter
  • A tangible blessing for a ministry you care about like Bethany Christian Services for generations to come

God doesn’t want you to struggle with feelings of uncertainty about your financial future. Ask God for wisdom and whether a CGA could be right for you.

Learn more about including Bethany in your Will:  bethany.org/Legacy.