An investment advisor prays about the stock market

I knew I needed to gain spiritual clarity and not react out of fear.

Originally published for the Christian Science Sentinel online on November 10, 2022

A recent experience proved to me that relying on God’s direction helps us make difficult decisions, while also teaching us valuable lessons.

I was scheduled to fly to Cape Hatteras for a week of kite surfing with friends. The day before the trip, I felt uneasy and wasn’t sure if I should go, even though I’d booked everything and paid far in advance. I dismissed this as nerves and proceeded to the airport the next morning. While there, I continued to pray and listen for the right direction as I went through security and waited at my gate. My flight was delayed because of weather, so I worked while waiting. 

I work in investments, and we usually have morning video conference meetings with the investment team. The stock market opened halfway through our meeting and started crashing. Normally this wouldn’t bother me, since I have a solid long-term strategy, but as our meetings went on, my colleagues and I started to become fearful. 

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