Today in History: In 1929, October 24 was called “Black Thursday” –it was a stock market crash that started the Great Depression, which was a time when money and jobs were hard to get in America. Then in 2008, the 24th was called “Bloody Friday” because the stock market crashed again on the same date, this time causing the Great Recession, which was another time of challenge for jobs and money.
We’re not supposed to worship money, but it’s kind of hard to live without it. When money or jobs are tight, it can cause a lot of stress for parents. But God promised to send what we need for the day–and remember, God keeps his promises. Remember the manna for the Israelites in the desert? And in The Lord’s Prayer, we are taught to pray “Give us this day our daily bread”, meaning, give me what I need to get me through the day.
“So don’t always think about what you will eat or what you will drink. Don’t worry about it. 30 That’s what all those people who don’t know God are always thinking about. But your Father knows that you need these things. 31 What you should be thinking about is God’s kingdom. Then he will give you all these other things you need.
Luke 12:29-31 (ERV)
So ask God for what you need–maybe you need patience, maybe you need help being trustworthy, maybe you need help making good choices–anything you need, he wants to hear it.
Dear Jesus, Today I need __________________. Help me to work on this today. Amen.