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Throughout the current financial crisis, a common message from our
spiritual leaders has been to renew our faith in God to help us
through these difficult times. Faith can get us through when everything
else in our lives seem to be opposing us. Faith is the “yes” in the
midst of countless “noes” that provides the lifeline we need to keep
going in the face of challenge.

I wonder though, particularly when it comes financial matters, if we
shouldn’t also reflect on the fact that faith moves in two directions?
Just as you place your faith in God to help you find your way through a
crisis, consider the fact that God also has faith in you. God knows you
and believes you can and will take the steps necessary to pass through
and beyond your personal and financial difficulties.

God’s faith in you is different than your faith in him. As frail humans
beings full of chatter and confusion, we are advised to simply trust
that God is there and He has a plan for us. Even if we don’t know
the plan, even if we aren’t even sure that it exists, it is important
for us to know and trust that God is always there and will help us get
through even our most difficult challenges.

Today’s prayer is for Kim, one of our readers, who responded to my
blog last week asking for help:

“I am in Financial Crisis and need alot of financial support and
prayers. Any prayers you would like to say for my family please do !!!!
For my Husband that he gets better, my children they succeed…” (read more) 

Refuse to fall down.
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down
lift your heart toward heaven
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled,
and it will be filled.
You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you from lifting
your heart toward heaven — only you.
It is in the middle of misery that
so much becomes clear.
The one who says nothing good came of this,
is not yet listening.

~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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