Sunday, October 12, 2008
The current economic crisis that the country is going through is getting everyone real jittery. People are panicking, and are in a real state of distress with the news of the job losses, failing banks, and the plunging stock market. It is during times like these that people go through severe psychological and mental stress, as they try to come to grips with the fact that they may lose everything they have worked so hard for over the years. The anxiety and stress associated with financial hardship is real, and can have a detrimental effect on the health of the body on a whole. Stress and anxiety has been associated with multiple health conditions such as heart attacks, high blood pressure, adrenalin overload, chronic fatigue, strokes, mental illness, depression, and suicide. The purpose of my next series of blogs therefore is to bring words of comfort, faith, and assurance from scripture, that will help us get through this economic crisis, with our minds, bodies, and spirits intact. For spiritual, mental, and financial health, we need to "trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct they paths" (Proverbs 3: 5-6). Do not try to understand it all. Do not worry about how you are going to figure it all out. Trust God and go to Him, so that He can guide you and direct you along the path of prosperity.