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Everybody seems to have it rough right now. Folks are out of work, prices are high, uncertainty is in the air. 

Even though difficulties seem to abound, there is good news: As long as we have God, we have all that we need. 

He Who owns the cattle on a thousand hills knows and loves those who are His. Those whom He knows, He takes care of and He supplies what we need. When we don’t know, when we can’t see, when we want but can’t have, we should remember that He has said: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13: 5)

Tough times call for tough faith. Either God is God and He knows what He is doing–or He’s not. If He is, we can trust Him. If He isn’t, we can wash our hands of the whole affair.

It’s not a difficult decision: one look above tells you that God exists; one half-hour spent focused on the Cross, tells you God is good and can be trusted–in all ways.

If we trust Him with our eternal well-being, we can also trust Him for and with our physical well-being–and that of our family. When we waver on this, we should ask ourselves this question: Of the two, which is truly the more important: the eternal salvation of ourselves (and those we love) or the physical well-being of the same?

Just because the physical is more immediate doesn’t mean it is more important.We trust in God’s ability to preserve our eternal souls; we can also trust Him to take care of any–and all–physical needs.