DAY 19: Friday, May 1
Trusting God in Economic Uncertainty
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” Romans 12:12-13
What is your most pressing financial concern today? How is the global health pandemic affecting your sense of financial security—your job, bills, food, 401(k), and plans for the future? How are you thinking about its effect on your neighbors, our city, our state, our nation, and our world?
As our worldwide economy experiences turbulence and instability due to the coronavirus, we may be inclined to fear and despair amidst the uncertainty. But as Christ-followers, we are to trust in and depend on God. He is our Provider, our source of all provision and help. In the midst of tribulation, as Romans 12 reminds us, we are to:
Be joyful in hope,
Pray all the more,
Practice generosity, and
Be inventive in hospitality.
This passage reminds us to focus our dependence on God as we seek to practically serve the needs of others. Our world will look different as we emerge from this global pandemic. But our trust is in God Almighty who never changes. Will we respond with generous hearts and a deep and abiding dependence on our faithful and loving Father?
Heavenly Father, we praise you for your sovereignty, provision, and love in the midst of worldwide uncertainty. We ask that you would meet each of us at our point of need, Father, and provide for the needs of those who are out of work or anxious about the economy. We affirm our trust in you, Lord, and pray for your mercy and restoration for those suffering financially, emotionally, mentally, physically, or spiritually. Use us to show your love and goodness to our neighbors in need. Amen.
- Reflect on ways in which God is faithfully sustaining you and providing for your needs. Thank Him for His provision.
- Ask God to show you how you can help and care for someone else who is in need today. Then act on that prompting.
- Listen to Trust in You by Lauren Daigle
By Ken and Tammy Sipe
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