Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or about your body what you will wear. Life is more than food and the body more than clothes.” Luke 12:22-23
As I write this on the last day of November 2008, it is becoming more and more apparent that the United States (and many parts of the world) is headed into some financial troubles (which may prove to be the understatement of the year). Housing, manufacturing, automobile, insurance and banking industries are all struggling and it’ll probably get worse before it gets better. It will be very easy to panic as the world comes crashing down.
But I think it will also be an opportunity for Christians to display a vibrant and active faith. Others will be panicky about food and clothing and shelter. Others will point fingers at Congress, the President, former Presidents and anyone else they can think of for the mess we will be in.
Know this, though, God is in control. He knew about these troubled years long long ago. He knew about all the anxieties you’d be experiencing during these times. In the midst of calamity (as in the days of calm), He will be calling out to each of us. His desire is for us to draw near to him. In tough times or plentiful times, He is constantly wooing us, trying to show us our utter need for Him.