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We’re poor. How does trusting God financially work when you are so poor?Not like destitute and living on the street, but as in living in debt just to get through each month. We have many medical problems – Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation, Anxiety, Autism, ADHD…Plus we need to eat a gluten free diet, which costs about 70% more than a “regular” diet.
This means medical bills, prescriptions, food bills, and more, require more income than we bring home. (Honestly, I think we’d be fine if taxes weren’t so outrageous, but lets not go there!)
There are times when we feel stressed about money (too often, I’m afraid). But you know what? God’s always seen us through. We are somehow able to pay our mortgage and other necessities each month.
With the help of family, with the help of the church, and admittedly, a bit of help from the government (which wouldn’t be necessary without the unbelievable taxes, but again, I digress), God provides a way for us.
Paul admonishes us how we are to handle worry.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. – Philippians 4:6
Trusting God Financially
Does trusting in God mean you’re always perfect? That you’ll never worry? No way! I have felt on the brink of despair many times, whether from depression, about infertility, marriage problems, money issues, or any number of things.
Still, my trust in God has never been shaken. I’ve always known He would sustain me and bring me through each difficulty. Paul tells us our goal. It’s only with the Spirit’s help we can meet that standard.
And with the fallen nature of man, it happens more often than any of us like, I’m sure. Medical conditions like depression, anxiety, and Autism only cause our bodies to work against our spirits.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. – Galatians 5:17
Sometimes it seems that God is far away from us. That our prayers are left unheard. But God never moves from us. There are times that we can spiritually emotionally distance ourselves from Him, even unintentionally. But HE never moves.
Knowing that I am saved, and nothing I do, say, think can change. That really makes a difference in my faith. I can trust that He is there with me in whatever – He loves me no matter what & will always be there.
My redeemer is faithful and true.
“Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.” – Psalm 119:90
God’s faithfulness to us doesn’t waver based on our trusting in Him. He is steadfast in His love and will carry us whether we believe it or not.
However, I believe our trust in Him is important. I think our trusting spirit is kind of like a muscle, that we need to train to strengthen.
With a workout of prayer and Bible studying, our trust will continue to grow stronger. Another way to grow that trust muscle is to be thankful for what He has given you already.
“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” – Ephesians 5:20
God Will Provide when we trust Him with our finances.
There are so many little things in life that are precious and priceless, and they are all gifts of God. Your family. Your very life. Your salvation. Your Bible. Even the trials that He’s led you through to the other side.
I have to admit to many conversations with my husband about how having little financially keeps us close to God. How if we were one of those families with no financial worries, we would probably drift away from Him. God knows our hearts, and what we can handle.
So get working out, get thankful, and continue building your trust, friends! Trusting God Financially takes work at first, but I want to encourage you to stay focused. I hope you’ll join us as my husband Jerry goes into detail about how we need to be before we can do.
Jenn Gigowski is a Christian wife to an amazing man and a stay-at-homeschooling mom to four special & incredible boys (11, 9, 7, 5). Busy Being Blessed by both Jenn and her husband Jerry, is to show families of the grace of God in everyday lives. She loves writing authentic posts so that others can know that perfection isn’t reality! Posts vary from general Christian living, parenting special needs children, gluten free living, homeschooling, and more! Follow them on Facebook at Twitter. Jenn also loves making digital creations and giving them to newsletter subscribers ! 🙂
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