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One thing we should not do is check our cell phones for bulletins or market levels many times during the day or especially before turning in at night. It won’t change a thing except to induce anxiety. It’s so much healthier to take the Apostle Paul’s advice on what to think about:

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

John Newton, who wrote “Amazing Grace,” issued this piece of advice about trusting God:

“Let us suppose the thing we are most afraid of actually to happen. Can it come a moment sooner, or in any other way, than by His appointment?

“Is He not gracious, and faithful, to support us under the stroke? Is He not rich enough to give us something better than ever He will take away?

“Is not the light of His countenance better than life and all its most valued enjoyments?”

America and the stock market have been through many crises, and it’s those with cooler heads who do the best in the long run.

So, with that in mind, let’s trust God, keep calm and carry on.

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