How Does Financial Bondage Feel?

What does financial bondage feel like?

Well….Constant headaches, an upset stomach, irritability, and fatigue are just a few on the list. Debt doesn’t just affect your finances, it impacts your mind, and your body as well. Numerous surveys and studies verify that people carrying large amounts of debt suffer from physical, emotional and mental stress.

It can raise blood pressure, lead to anxiety, lower immunity, cause chronic aches and pains, and may even be linked to depression. Debt and financial stress in marriages sadly lead to divorce, more often than not.  

In addition, Christians, who are financially-strapped, struggle with the guilt of not being able to give generously.

In Canada, the health consequences of financial stress are causing researchers and health professionals to make the case for treating personal debt as a public health problem. People there are suffering physically, emotionally, and mentally. In fact, financial pressure plays a significant role in the incidence of suicide among middle-aged Canadians.

Constant stress   -the result of living contrary to God’s plan – does indeed affect us! The Bible never prohibits us from borrowing, but it strongly discourages it. God knows the burden and the stress that financial strain can cause us. And He wants us to live with freedom, not slave to anyone but Him.

Solomon said, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

We know that there is hope.

David said in Psalm 34, “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears….Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”

Trust Him and take steps to eliminate your debt. Our friends at Christian Credit Counselors are here to help. They understand the overwhelming burden that credit card debt can bring, and want to help you lift that stress and live debt free. Get in touch with them today by visiting crown.org/ccc