The tension and fear in the air over the economy is so thick some days. It has been like that lately even in my home. (Although it's probably my self-created tension that I experience solely on my own. Dave doesn't worry about much.) I find myself wondering, what will we have to do to make ends meet if the worst happens? Dave and I both have our jobs right now, thank the Lord, but every day I hear about more and more people being let go all over. It's scary.
A friend of mine shared some words yesterday that really impressed me and touched my heart. I want to share them with any of you who may be suffering or are simply very worried during these times:
"Well, what I told [her mom] is this...you really have minimal control over the economy, you can only control how you look at it. That's not to say I suggest running out to a casino and throwing away 5 grand, or that I don't recommend budgeting and being smart with money. But, knock on wood, should you or anyone else get laid off...and I hope with sincere hope that doesn't happen to you or anyone else really...but instead of seeing it as a total disaster, I think people need to see it as God bringing them a new opportunity to learn from and grow from. Sure, times will be tough until they find a new job, but maybe the new job is God's way of bringing them more happiness or bringing someone into their life that will teach them a wicked valuable lesson. It's not a great situation to go out and celebrate, but I think people need to be more open to what God's bringing into their life, rather than what they see as Him taking away."
I thought her perspective was so amazing. It really woke me up and made me realize I have no reason to be worried or anxious. God's got a plan. We just need to keep that in mind at all times. Whatever happens, God is in control.