“How should we face to the current economic crisis?” That’s a huge question with no easy answers as we all have varied situations. However, God’s Word provides us with some encouragement. Here’s an excerpt from my newsletter, Kirui Kronicle, for March 2009 as a response to the question:
“The Lord has given me such calmness and peace, despite being busy and facing many varied challenges [at this time]! The prophet Isaiah put it so perfectly:
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
(Isaiah 26:3, NKJV, see also Phil. 4:7)
Right now, as we face hardships and difficulties in great measure precipitated by the global market meltdown, let us be reminded to call upon the Lord, to celebrate His love, and to remember His promise of restoration (read Jeremiah 33). Let’s thank Him for His will stated in 1 Thessalonians 4:3: “This is the will of God, your sanctification…” The apostle Paul prayed this for the church in Thessalonica and reminded them of God’s faithfulness:
“23 May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.24 The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, NIV). We know God will sanctify us, but we must have a desire to be separated and set apart for pure and holy living.”