The key to staying grounded during these economically difficult times is keeping your trust in God. After all, what are your alternatives – trusting in yourself, the banks, your employer?
As President Obama said in a speech on Monday, “This isn’t a “run-of-the-mill recession.”” That being the case, you will not be successful in resorting to “run-of-the-mill” solutions to managing your responses to the situation.
Financial Stressors Lead to Physical Problems
The less we trust in God, the more likely we’ll be affected emotionally. Our emotional responses, if left unchecked, will affect us physically. A USA Today article in September of 2008 stated,
“As the market melts down, hurricanes wreak havoc, war grinds on and feelings of helplessness set in, stress goes up.
That can bring on a host of unpleasant physical symptoms, say health professionals.
When we get stressed, our bodies naturally respond. Stress-related ailments include headaches, restlessness, agitation, insomnia, irritability, neck pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, insomnia and chest tightness.”
Isn’t it something that the words “Trust in God” are inscribed on the coins and paper bills of our currency of the United States? God surely knew that times just like this would come upon us. Thankfully, the forefathers of our country who influenced the printing of our currency had the wisdom to include this inscription that still exists as a reminder for us today.
God’s Solution for Difficult Times
More than anything, God wants us to turn to Him, not to our vices, addictions or unhealthy behaviors, as our source of strength when times are tough, as they are for so many people.
The prophet Isaiah wrote “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 This is a truth and a promise we must hold on to if we are going to maintain emotional health during this time and throughout the run of the recession our country and the world finds itself in.
This recession and its associated challenges and stresses are going to last for a long time. I encourage you to keep your trust in God to get you through it.
Visit this page on my web site to find more of God’s truths and scriptures that will strengthen you during this very stressful and challenging time.
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