This government shutdown is spreading panic in many areas of our society.
Truth is, you can’t control external events but you can control your reaction to those events.
In other words, there is nothing you can do about the chronic stupidity and bad management in DC. No matter who you vote, no matter what party, most politicians fail at simple economics.
The government shutdown is simply an effect of a severe cause. Sadly, we are dealing with compounding decades of accounting 'mistakes' (what others openly call: corruption).
And this is not just a U.S. problem, the entire world economic system is based on promoting and growing debt (a subject beyond the scope of this article).
But one thing you can do today, you can choose to believe. Don't waste time freaking out! Command your soul to trust the Lord.
Isn’t that what the mighty dollar declares?
In God We Trust
The people printing the money (the geniuses behind the government shutdown) don’t believe what is printed on the paper anymore ... they have been singing for a long time: in debt we trust.
Government Shutdown Faith Lift #1:
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me - Ps. 23:4 (ESV)
Government Shutdown Faith Lift #2:
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand - Is. 41:10 (ESV)
Government Shutdown Faith Lift #3:
And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent - Ex. 14:13-14 (ESV)
Government Shutdown Faith Lift #4:
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you - Deut. 31:6 (ESV)
Government Shutdown Faith Lift #5:
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible - Mt. 19:26 (ESV)
* Pablo Perez is the editor of Spiritual Fuel (a devotional newsletter for lovers of God) and the creator of Ablaze for Jesus (the inner life coaching program). He loves to write about the Bible and can help you encounter God.