What is God Teaching You During This Recession

July 27, 2009 by  
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We’re living in challenging economic times.  Some of us have lost our jobs or have to take on second jobs to make ends meet.  Many of us are now cutting corners, cutting back and even cutting our own hair to try and save money so that we have enough to pay the bills at the end of the month.  It is during times like this that we can learn an important lesson about God and His love for us.

We can’t blame God for our financial burdens.  He did not cause the current economic crisis, and recessions are brought on by man’s many mistakes and various world events.  But God isn’t surprised by the recession, either.  He is the beginning and end of all things and knows the past, present and future.  Through it all, He also knows our real needs, not the need of money and possessions that have gripped most of us in the past.  Fortunately, He is always there for us and reminds us:

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence,’ The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man to do me?’”

-   Hebrews 13:5-6

This is such a powerful Bible verse because it holds so much we can hold onto during a recession.  First, it reminds us that we must not give in to the love of money.  The more we obsess possessions and success, the farther we remove ourselves from God’s loving presence.  If we worry constantly about what our financial future holds, we are short-changing God, because if we truly believe in Him and trust in Him, we don’t have to worry at all!

All we need to do to ride out the recession is put our faith fully in God’s plan for us.  He will give us all that we need in this life, and eternal life in the next one.  But to get these rewards, we must ask for God’s guidance and protection.  We must turn away from being discouraged or fearful.

“They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.”

Psalm 112:7

“Be still, and know that I am God.”

Psalm 46:10

The Psalms tell us clearly that we need not worry or fret.  We simply need to “be still,” and let the Holy Spirit provide for us and give us peace.  How do we do this in troubled times?  We remember who God is and His amazing power to transform our lives.  With the Lord granting us forgiveness of our sins and promising us eternal life in the next world, how can we be afraid of what we are facing in this world?  We can be content knowing that the Lord will provide what we need in this world and will prepare us for glory in the next.  Know these things, how can we help but be content with our lives, knowing that we have everything that we really need, and so much more!

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power, joy, peace and prosperity.  Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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One Response to “What is God Teaching You During This Recession”
  1. Teachforever says:

    The biggest lesson God is teaching is TRUST.

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