Millions of people are fearful of their financial future.
People worry about job security and whether they can pay the bills. Will they be able to afford the cost of medical services, assisted living, or help their children with higher education? How will negative interest rates affect their portfolios? Will the stock market crash?
Christians literally rob God and sometimes their families over fear of the future. There’s a growing mania for buffering ourselves against any possible future event. But unless we depend on God, we’ll be like the man who built his house upon sand:
…the wise man built his house upon the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. (Matthew 7:25)
Our faith must be rooted in our Rock, Jesus Christ – not in our material security.
Otherwise fear will drive us and control us. It will cause us:
- Anxiety and sleep issues
- Unhealthy frugality
- Financial infidelity
- Marital stress
- And, separation from God
So, I ask a simple question. Do you really trust God?
He promises to work all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes. (Romans 8:28)
No matter the size of your bank accounts, you must trust God with it all.
How do you do it? Release the past and know that He holds your future. Pray and set realistic goals. Give generously, save more, and spend less. Read the Bible, believe what He says and act on the principles He’s given.
A good church and Godly mentors will help you let go of fear and build upon the Rock.
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