Monday, May 18, 2009
How should we respond to the insecurity of the recession?
The monthly job loss statistics are starting to improve which gives many hope that the recession has bottomed out. But world unemployment is higher than it has been for decades and still expected to get worse before it improves.
With all the changes going on in the world today, we generally end up having to do more with fewer people on the job. This increasing stress makes us long for the day when we can cease from our earthly labors. But God placed us where we work to serve His purposes. We should be encouraged by His promise in Revelation 22:12 which says, “behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work” (NKJ).
Today’s rapid pace of change is a sign that we are not far from the Lord’s return. As Daniel 9:26 says, “the end of it shall be with a flood.” Since we don’t have long to wait, we should resolve to persevere and make good use of the time we have, especially on the job.