Senior Life

Trusting God During Rising Costs

It’s been 8 months since I had my hair professionally cut. It took a long time for the short cut to grow to the length I wanted and then I trimmed it periodically myself. Yesterday I had an appointment with my hairdresser for a “real trim.” She did a great job and I’m very happy with the results.

Passing by the gas stations made me gasp. Prices have risen over $2.00 per gallon since the first of the year! I cannot believe the inflation we are currently experiencing. As tight as my budget is, I am going to need to find other ways to cut down my living expenses. Still, I’m trusting in God. Not for Him to send me a sudden bounty of money, but for Him to lead me in ways to live within His provisions. Most important is recognizing and accepting the difference between wants and needs.

My ancestors lived through the Great Depression. I’ve been living a spoiled life of excess. So much richer than those in other countries who live each day wondering if they will even get a bite of food! My lifestyle needs to change, and I trust God to show me the way. I am an alien in this temporary world. I’m a citizen of Heaven.