I am writing this post in the hope that I might encourage any out there who are facing financial struggles right now. And, believe me when I say, this comes from someone who understands.
Due to the current recession I have heard and met a number of people who are experiencing a cut in pay, job layoffs, and uncertain futures. Let me say that I can guarantee, if you have laid your faith in the Almighty, there is hope.
"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?"
Think about that, Jesus says "how much more". Here is another....
(25)Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment?
(26)Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
(27)Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature?
(28)And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lillies of the field, how they grow; they toil not neither do they spin:
(29)And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
(30)Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
(31)Therefore take no thought, saying what shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(32)(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
(33)But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
(34)Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
There is the Lord's guarantee, that if we seek Him first, He will provide our needs. And I can say that I have definitely been guilty of not realizing my worth to the Lord and fretting about how we would have things that He has promised to give.
So, a question I pose is, what do we NEED?
That has been a real eye opener for me. God does not promise to be a genie in a bottle providing our wants, and when the rubber met the road, I realized how big a difference there was in what I truly needed- and what "I thought" I needed. The Lord has been teaching me to be a much better judge of that very thing. And in the process it has been extremely soul cleansing to let go and really place my trust in His promises.
I can say from experience, it is for real. So I challenge you, let go of the worry, lay it at His feet and truly trust Him. Remember how important you are in His sight.
Till Later! :)