“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Yes, gas prices are up and will continue to go up as long as we are driving vehicles and the oil folks can make money. But Jesus tells us that this world will continue to disintergrate as we draw closer to the end. But He also tells us to take heart, not to be afraid, to trust in Him, and continue to be faithful to Him who called us according to His purpose. What does this have to do with gas prices? Our response to them.
What if we join in with everybody else and theorize what will happen if gas is $5.00 or if the economy fails again or if the Middle East implodes upon itself? What does that say about our relationship with our Father? That we don't trust Him. That we think He doesn't have everything under His control. Do you think He's surprised that gas went up? No, I don't think so. He knows what is ahead. We don't.