Overcoming identity theft

While I was on vacation, funds in my checking account were stolen. I was left with a balance of seven dollars and some change. I knew about identity theft and that criminals use people’s personal information for their own gain, so at first I blamed myself for giving my credit card information over the phone without making sure the caller was legitimate. I felt violated and angry. 

What helped me begin to get past those feelings was the many times I had turned to God in prayer. The Bible tells us, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:1). I was certainly going to depend on that promise, even though the loss appeared irreversible.

From the Editor
April 6, 2015

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