The Christian Trader: Be Still

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear . . . Be still, and know that I am God . . .” (Psalm 46:1-2, 10, KJV).

Trouble

As a trader, trouble will soon find you. A position gone bad, a loss of Internet connection while attempting to get out of a losing scalp trade when using mental stops, outrageous slippage during fast market conditions, a flash crash blowing through your stops at the market resulting in fills fifty points or more below your set price (or a how-I-wished-I-used-stop-limit-orders scenario) and other varied and perilous times.

Be Prepared

Hey Terry! You make it sound like I shouldn’t trade. No, I am not saying that you shouldn’t trade. However, my examples imply that you should be prepared for the perils of trading including black swan events (as much as humanly possible). Be careful out there.

Be Still

For every conceivable trading trouble, God promises immediate help. The living God will be “a very present help in trouble.” God will be your “refuge and strength.“  God commands, “Be still, and know that I am God.” In order to cultivate stillness, you could pray the Jesus Prayer repeatedly: Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me. For more information on the Jesus Prayer, read my articles:  What is the Jesus Prayer? and Why Should You Pray the Jesus Prayer?

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