As a Christian, and with the way our economy is, and with how our Goverment is acting, I find that I am refueled when I TRUST in the LORD!
I need to remind myself, sometimes daily, that it is to be GOD'S way and not the world's way. I pray, "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
Our goverment sometimes see's things in the world's way and it has effected our economy, sometimes for ways other then God intended. I am NOT to pray to our goverment, but I can pray for our goverment that they follow what God would be pleased with. I use to put my faith in my doctor's to heal me or at least find the right treatment. Now I put my faith in God to help them find the best way to treat me. Allowing God to take care of what we have no control over has given us more life then we (or the doctors) thought possible. Allowing God to present what is best for our busisness has now shown growth that we couldn't have done without him.
I use to want what other's had, always trying to turn what God had provided into something else. I now see it so differently. I now care for and praise what God has allowed me to have. For if not his will, I would not have what I DO have. We use to say we worked hard for what we have. Now I say, God allowed us to work hard for what HE wanted us to have. God saw that we could be trusted with very little, enjoy it in His glory, and he has rewarded us with much.
"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?" (Luke 16:10-12)