The government has been partially shut down for thirty- four days and counting. The effects of this shutdown will have residual shockwaves for years to come. People are being forced into free labor. Hard decisions are being made while bills continue to mount up. There are glimmers of hope and humanity popping up through sponsored meals and food drives, but our government has to do better. My faith says, “ God is in control.” My heart says, “Psalm 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” Sometimes, we have to remind ourselves that no matter what it looks like, we are not forsaken.