Right when all our economic woes began, I was reading from Psalm 37 in my chronological Bible:
The days of the blameless are known to the LORD,
inheritance will endure forever.
In times of disaster they will not
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
If you're in need of some real encouragement, read all of Psalm 37 on www.biblegateway.com. My FIL is upset that his children's and grandchildren's inheritance has been cut nearly in half by the dive the stock market has taken. But God says our true inheritance will endure forever! Hallelujah!
Even if the hard times hit even harder, we can trust in our good and gracious God who gives us abundantly more than we can ask or imagine.