Somewhere I seem to remember reading: “It was the best of times and the worst of times.” Perhaps it was the Charles Dickens novel “Great Expectations.” In any case, if we are to stay positive in a down economy we must have the perspective of Job in the face of adversity. When all of his friends and even his wife told him to “curse God and die” his confession was:”Nevertheless I know that my redeemer lives,” and ultimately (we are paraphrasing),and at the end of it all I will walk with him in this body. He will know me and I will know Him, not as a stranger.(Job 19:25) Job’s redeemer was Jesus Christ and the author of this classic Biblical narrative (who we as believers know was inspired by the Holy Spirit) is unknown and was written (speculation has it)sometime around 1520B.C. But the story of Job and his trials lives, and jumps off the pages of the Word of God. When applied to our lives, whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, we must have what we call Job’s heart revelation of truth. Our spirit bears witness with His Spirit, God’s Holy spirit, that His Word is true and when ‘mixed with faith’ (Heb.4:2) it transforms our soul. So today whether we face financial trials or prosperity, our vision is of eternity and positional truth(Eph. 2:6). No matter what our circumstances are in time we must keep a positive attitude. Yes, it is God’s economy and we will always live in resurrection power (Phil 3:10) with an eternal perspective.