I don’t know about you, but I’m troubled by the things happening in our country; we seem to be divided over many issues and that includes how to deal with our economic problems.    While many people may not agree, I’m not sure a “$700 Billion bailout” is the best way to solve our current economic issue.  This is just my opinion and I don’t have all the facts; so I’m praying and trusting our leaders will make wise decisons concerning this issue.  As I’ve read a number of things related to this crisis, I think Dave Ramsey’s common sense fix has a lot of merit; it makes sense and can be found on his website.  You may not like – or agree with – everything he suggests, but he offers some solutions our leaders should at least consider.  Regardless of your position, I think we all agree that we are in very difficult times, and I really appreciate the request made by Mr. Ramsey for all of us to pray for our leaders. 

When I say I’m troubled I don’t mean I lack peace in the midst of this situation.  However,  I am very concerned about how it will affect our nation – our standing in the world – and how it will affect our children and their children, but in the midst of the chaos – I still have peace.  I was reading in the book of John this morning during my time alone with God and read where Jesus reminded his closest followers: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  (John 14:27)  In spite of the chaotic situation in our world and nation, I’m claiming this promise.   I know that God is sovereign and in control and while that doesn’t mean we will be free from difficulty – it does mean we can have peace in spite of the panic – knowing our Heavenly Father is in control.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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