A financial burden is one of the hardest life situations for any Christian to trust in the Lord. Most people believe that Christians never lack money. This is not the reality because Christians around the world also face financial burdens in their lives.
Christians should trust that God is their provider, and he will supply all their needs. Here are some of the ways of trusting God in a financial difficulty.
- Be Grateful
One of the ways of attracting blessings in your life is to be grateful. Thank God for every little thing and big thing He has done for you in the past and the present. Do not take any blessing of God for granted. It is easy for a Christian to count only the material things as blessings. Often offer praise and worship to thank the Lord for small things He has done.
You have so much to be grateful for each and every day. No matter what you face, God doesn’t change; He strengthens you by His peace.
Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present to God your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
- Talk to God
A problem shared is halfway solved, and when it comes to God, it is not any different. God is a loving father and a great provider. Praying when you have financial difficulties is a great idea because you will tell God what you need.
Ask God to give you wisdom so that you may know how to balance your finances and your needs. He tells us that we cannot ask for bread, and He provides stones. God also tells us that He can provide for all our needs.
Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Giving is one of the ways of receiving God’s blessings upon your life. When facing a financial crisis, do not be stingy. Remember that a hand that gives is a hand that receives. When a Christian sacrifices, whatever they have to help someone in need, God is touched, and this gives Him a platform to bless us more.
2nd Corinthians 9:6-8 says, “Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
Moreover, Luke 6:38 says, “Give, and it shall be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Besides, you are a manager of the money God has entrusted you with, but not the owner. Therefore, you should give what you have in God’s house as a way of honoring Him.
Malachi 3:10-11 says,” Bring the full title into the storehouse, that there may be food into my house. And thereby put me into test, says the Lord of host, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts.”
- Read the word of God
The word of God is full of promises. In the book of Isaiah 45:3, it is written that God will give us the treasures hidden in secret places. Trusting that God is the provider and our refuge in time of need is a good way to go for every Christian. During the times of financial hardships reading the word of God will be an advantage to a Christian.
Matthew 6:31-33 says, “Do not worry about these things, what will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?” These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.”
- Keep your gaze above
In financial hardships, keep your focus on God. He is our refuge, and our present help. Do not trust other men, and do not turn to ungodly ways to solve your problems. God tells us to take our burdens to Him, and he will give us rest. Financial burdens are temporary, but you trust in God should be eternal.
Psalm 55:22 says,” cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.
1st John 5:14 say, “And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”
Benefits of trusting God in a financial difficulty
- God will provide your needs according to His good and perfect will over your life.
- God will sustain you.
- Your patience will be modified
- You will have peace.
Financial burdens are not a fiction in our lives. Once in a while, every Christian becomes broke. God knows that as Christians, we need money to help us cope with our daily lives. When you feel that you are having a financial crisis in your live, it is advisable to lean on God and not on your understanding. God provides every need and solves every problem at his appointed time. Financial problems are temporary in our lives; even when it seems as if God has taken an eternity to solve our problems, do not lose your trust in God.