In last last 48 hours I have had 3 separate conversations with friends that are experiencing financial hardship. One friend is facing some unforeseen financial obstacles, and needed some immediate financial assistance and another is looking to find a part time job to supplement their income because they just can't seem to consistently make ends meet and are looking for a way to stop the bleeding. The other friend is dealing with unemployment.
In this economy it seems we all know someone, or "know of someone" dealing with some kind of financial issue and for me it is hitting closer to home every day. Last night me and Mr. Mixologist watched this new show on WE TV called Downsized. Now I am truly skeptical about most reality TV shows. But in this day and age of the recession, high unemployment, and this economy that just can't seem to rebound, it was pretty interesting to watch.
The combination of the calls from my friends and watching the show, just robbed my spirit a little bit last night and I did not rest well at all. So today I just wanted to express my thankfulness for His Provision in my life. I really consider it a blessing to be the person in a position to GIVE a financial blessing rather than to NEED a financial blessing. When someone calls me for money, I always try to think about what it would feel like to be in their shoes. Sometimes it is really difficult to ask for help. But we all need something or someone from time to time. At the moment I am fully employed, I can take care of my financial obligations and I am blessed to not need any assistance from anyone and I know that it is ONLY through His grace and His mercy that I have the things that I have. Thank you Lord !
What are you thankful for ?
How have you been affected by this economy ?
Thoughts ? Questions ? Comments ?