Faith Not Fear
Fear is a tool that the prince of this world uses to paralyze the effective work of Christians.
Many people struggle with fear especially when it comes to their finances. If a Christian examines himself and finds primary attitudes of fear and worry, bondage has occurred. Faith is the opposite of fear. It’s described in the Bible as “the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) If we had no needs, we would have no need of faith, but our precious Father knows that needs are essential for us to develop faith in Him. It’s vital that we view our future needs as opportunities to exercise and develop our faith. If we truly believe that God’s “a rewarder of those who seek Him” then we can place our life in His hands.
How do we trust God? First, we must diligently seek His direction for our life. We’re all created in His image with a specific purpose that’s unique from other people. Second, we must consciously choose to trust God and remember that He is in control. Knowing God’s ways are not our ways, we can keep an eternal perspective and live according to the financial principles that He’s revealed in His Word. Finally, pray fervently. Prayer is God’s secret weapon and the key to unlocking His blessings and power. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
If you’ve been gripped with fear due to credit card debt, then I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They can create a debt management plan that will work for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.