With the financial strain on more and more individuals these days, God has opened a great opportunity for Christians around the world to proclaim their love. We often look at the world in the ways that it can benefit us. When everything is going well in our lives, it is easy to continue on in life without the necessity of dealing with God. As history has shown, God is aware of this problem, and often uses pain to solve it.
"Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better-looking than others. If everyone else became equally rich, or clever, or good-looking there would be nothing to be proud about. It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest." - C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity