There is a saying: “When America sneezes, the world catches the cold”.
We all have seen, and in some ways, experienced the ripple effect of the world economic breakdown which has already impacted on the economic environment in Barbados. The reality is, the current situation is sure to cause greater damage. Thousands of people have lost homes and jobs in the United States and London, and we both know that it could be you or me next; only God knows.
We in Barbados have not experienced any significant job loss as a result of the economic world situation, but we are told that hard times are ahead.
What will you do if you lose your job tomorrow? How will you survive?
Over at Crosswalk.com, Ed Gungor offers some simple and practical advice on how God wants us to handle job loss. He will help us survive any situation.
The good news is that God promises to help us in our financial lives—even when we don’t know where our provision is going to come from. Jesus told the masses in his day (many of whom were unemployed), “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes” (Mat 6:34 MSG)….Jesus told those who wanted God to help them with their financial need to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” (Mt. 6:33). Seeking “his kingdom” is looking for his influence. Seeking “his righteousness” is working hard to do what is right…