Recovering From Rock Bottom
Have you ever hit rock bottom with your finances? When you feel completely hopeless? Perhaps you’re there now.
Money is a tough topic to talk about sometimes. It’s stressful, it’s confusing and sometimes overwhelming. But the Bible gives us clear instructions on how to experience financial freedom. And the first step is easier than you may think.
It simply involves making and living on a budget! This simple step will reduce financial stress and help you live according to God’s principles. Good planning and hard work starts with knowing where your money’s going.
Proverbs 21:5 states: “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” This will jumpstart you on the path to freedom.
Don’t expect your financial situation to change overnight. We have to make sacrifices and exercise self-control before things begin to turn around. But, we can have hope when bringing our desires under God’s control.
My friends Russ and Kandy did. Their story is a testament that God’s presence brings hope, even in extreme situations. Russ and Kandy had accumulated over a hundred THOUSAND dollars of debt…just in personal loans and credit card debt. They hit rock bottom and chose to believe in the promises of God.
In just under 5 years, they paid off one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars of debt on an annual income of sixty-five thousand. God is faithful even when it seems like there is no hope!
In Romans 5, Paul taught on the reason for hope. “…we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
If you feel like you’ve hit rock bottom and are overwhelmed with credit card debt, get in touch with Christian Credit Counselors. They have a wonderful team who can help you get out of debt and live in freedom. Start with a free debt analysis by visiting crown.org/ccc