Friday, October 10, 2008

Fear Based HYPE


It’s easy to get scared in this world with the unpredictable economy we are living with these days and all the hype it has gotten in the last month. Things seem a little uneasy when we think we won’t be able to make it financially in the months and years ahead. I watch too much Fox News to not be scared about this crisis. I have heard several case scenarios that would scare anyone if they truly believed every word they heard. How we are going into the second greatest depression, or a huge recession that will leave us high and dry financially, and blah blah blah blah. Okay, the mass media has been really good to put fear in the hearts of people. It’s their job, they are paid to make news, and what is news if it isn’t bad anyways? They of course will explode every last detail of bad news they can come up with and give these scary scenarios to spike interest in what news they have, even if it’s struck by fear, people will still be worried and listen to what they have to say. It’s good to be cautious about what is going on in the world and this financial crisis that hit wall-street not too long ago. However, I have to always think back to who my provider and protector is? Is it our jobs? Is it our finances? Is it our home? Is it our possessions, or our greatest assets we have? ABSOLUTELY NOT. My Father is my provider and my protector and it is His job to take care of us and provide what we need on this earth. I have to remind myself that Father is bigger than this problem, or any other problem we may face. He is BIG enough to take care of us. Even if all HELL breaks loose, God is still big enough to rescue us and provide what we need. My trust is no longer in this world but in my Father who cares deeply for me! So, chin up to those who are down and out about this whole financial crisis, Father is big enough to take care of you!

14 comments:

Free Spirit said...

Yes and Amen!
There is NO fear in Him. We are in Him.
Shouldn't that tell us something??

Nicole said...

Amen, and Amen...

Amy said...

Nicole,
I fully agree! Amen!

In the midst of the economic shaking, social unrest and political battles, we may have been unwittingly dragged in and affected by all these mayhems. These are times where financial textbooks are probably being re-written and the very foundation of trust of many Americans has been broken.

However, we must still continue to believe God is sovereign over all that has happened and is happening. And those who remain faithful in Christ in such times will bear much more fruit.

Like Joseph in the Old Testament, the years of the famine in the land will be the full demonstration of God’s great provision and power. His beloved raising above the circumstances, a lighted city on the hill.

If we focus on Jesus' security and peace in the storms of economic downfall and the world's shakiness, we can rest in the trust and peace of knowing we will walk above the stormy waters.

The gloom and doom of the world is not going to affect us because our focus and hope is in Heaven above and not on this turbulent earth.

Blessings,
~Amy :)
http://amyiswalkinginthespirit.blogspot.com

Manuela said...

Encouraging post and great points! We need to keep our eyes on Him in these uncertain times. He is our confidence, wisdom and hope always.

Aida said...

"So, chin up to those who are down and out about this whole financial crisis, Father is big enough to take care of you!"

What great encouragement. Thanks for sharing this.

prodigaldaughter2 said...

You hit the nail on the head about the media and their pounding the negative out there!

Yes. I suppose God does provide. I am still trying to grasp a hold of that concept with both hands and my heart...

gmarie said...

We Can't forget Y2K either...but your right, He will see us through I think whatever we are allowed to go through will be for our perfecting. gmarie-

mike said...

Hey N
....that's why I don't watch TV. Too much self fulfilling prophesy. The news says it is horrible, so people get scared and react, which creates a horrible economy. I wonder which is worse.

Bino M. said...

Amen!
It might a good time to take our mind from materialism and put it back where it belongs - In Christ!

Matthew Daelon said...

Even if we starve to death, guess where we'll be? WITH JESUS! WOOO! It's a win, win situation, sister! No despairing or worrying! :)

Make an effort to rest and not to worry. That's an order from our Jesus! :) It's a burden to bear our anxieties. Jesus wants us to cast them on Him! He cares for us very much.

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