The economic downturn has hit us hard in many ways more than one. There are job losses, foreclosures, and piles of debt that many people were faced with in 2010. It was like the bottom kept falling and we could not do anything else but just hold on to the things we have. Ecclesiastes 7:14 says this, when times are good, you should be cheerful; when times are bad, think what it means. God makes them both to keep us from knowing what will happen next. This entire economic fallout should be a time of reflection on how we can better ourselves. As the scripture above says, there will be good days and there will be bad days. We do not know which one will come first. God withholds that from us. The key is to take what you learned from the economic fallout and apply the principles forward to the better days. When you apply what you learned in the bad days, you will apply and change your habits. The good days are the residual effect of what we applied in the bad days to use them for our good. We have to understand the bad times will come again. Will you be in position for the bad times again economically? If you are, you will be in a better position than most. You can’t be concerned about today; but take the lessons of today and apply them to tomorrow.