There is so much going on around us. So many people are wondering what will happen to them in this economic downturn. I can tell you - you will survive. And you will learn to live anew. Things may not be the way that you had hoped for or the way you once knew, but if you allow God to direct you - You will survive. Who knows? This may be your time of greatest growth. Don't miss what God is doing. When you hear the news that another company has gone under pray for the workers. When you hear that you no longer have take a moment (we are human). But do not stay in that moment, look around, be still, and listen for God's voice. This is an opportune time to look at your gifts. Even if your mode of income appears to be strong look at finding ways of having multiple streams of income (as my sister says). Use the gifts you have to stretch your means of income.
The times do not have to be a rough as we make them. It is an opportune time to reach out to other. We all have a role to play. I feel very strongly that God is giving all of us a chance to love one another, to reach out to one another across so many human boundaries during this time.
Keep in mind that your plans are not the real ones. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. YOu will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:11-13 NIV).