The Walking Dead Comic Allen and Donna

Debt can feel so debilitating at times one might even wonder if the Zombie Apocalypse is not preferable. Granted, if we were in the ZA, we’d probably take double the debt back just to make the world return to the way it was before. The old grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side mentality.

The thing I think The Walking Dead characters learn — and we learn as we watch and read their stories — is that life’s problems seem big and catastrophic in the moment we are living them. But, when we put our issues into perspective, we realize how silly we’re being.

Jesus talks about this in the Bible,

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. ~ Jesus, Matthew 6:31-34 ESV

Debt is no joking matter, but don’t make yourself sick with worry over it. Worry isn’t going to eliminate the debt. And I wouldn’t bank on the ZA actually happening. If you’ll allow me, I’d like to suggest checking out Dave Ramey’s radio show and/or books. They’ve helped us and a lot of other people get out from under the weight of debt — without the ZA needing to step in. 😉
This not worrying thing is difficult, but maybe if we help each other, we’ll be able to follow Jesus’s advice. 😉