Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Warfare Wednesday: Economy Woes

"But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble." Psalm 59:16

There will be a day when our country will be able to claim this verse as her own.

This week as we pray for President Obama, we are also praying for the economy of our country. It's in a perilous place right now, and it's a very thin line the country is walking that could take us out of the recession and into recovery- it could also go the other way if we are not careful. We need to pray that the right advisers be speaking to our president, and that God's plan for the economy of this country be revealed at just the perfect time and place.

Our nation will recover, and the glory will go to God because of it.

One of the issues that I read about this morning is the line that people are walking between spending and saving. So many people are saving and not spending, that it is affecting the economy greatly. As more and more people sign on to the big money saving programs, and learn how to reduce their debt load, they are not spending at all- they are not cycling money back into the economy. A healthy economy has a bit of both, it has the spending and the saving. I am praying this morning for Godly wisdom for the American people as a whole. May the fear of being without be taken away from the people of this country- and may they realize that God is truly their provider. Money should be a tool- something we use- not something we hoard or something that we worship so much it's on our mind all the time.

As our economy slowly recovers, it's also going to take jobs to completely emerge from the recession. I am praying this morning for President Obama as he looks at different programs and ideas that will help create a better job market. May God give him the right ideas and the wisdom to discern what is truly best for this country. May entrepreneurs and inventors have a surge in ideas that will help stir up the economy for the better. And may God bless the efforts of the working people.

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