Trusting God With Our Finances. By Community Moms Writing Team


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One of our Community Moms has asked for help from our Writing Team about finances.  We have two writers who who will be sharing their thoughts with us today.
My husband and I are currently struggling with finances. It’s obvious the healthcare system has changed since I have had my last baby. It’s not extreme or anything, just some added stress right now. I’m always curious how others put their trust in God with finances. 
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Megan Shares With Us,

Oh, how I can relate to this right now! My family recently moved and became a one income household. We are also expecting our third child to arrive in July. I can so easily fall into the pit of fear when I allow my thoughts to wander in all the “what-ifs”.

What if this third child pushes us over our financial limit?

What if my husband were to lose his job?

….on and on it goes.

For many years I held the belief that the best way to handle these ‘what if’ questions was to reject and avoid them – to push them out of my mind when I sensed their invading.  .

I read a book not too long ago called “Crash The Chatterbox”. The author, Steven Furtick outlined a different approach to handling fear and these ‘what-if’ scenarios that flood our minds.

He suggested that instead of avoiding and rejecting worry that we should seek out its depth by posing a couple follow-up statements:

What if…?

That would…

But, God will…

Example:

What if my husband were to lose his job?

That would be really hard. I would have to find work and I may not be able to home-school my kids.

But, God will provide. He Word promises that He will provide all our needs – I can trust Him.

By doing this, I dig down to the root of my fears, bring it to the surface, and cast it out with the force of God’s truth and love.

When I remember to do this, it has proven to be a great tool in dealing with any types of fear, especially the fears that cause me to struggle to place my trust in Him with our finances.

Megan Allen  As For My House

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Mentor Janis Shares With,

First of all, know that I will pray for you.

In this world it feels like money is our number one thing to worry about. Everywhere we go people are clamoring for our hard earned dollars.

God doesn’t see it that way. He wants to be the One we worship. He wants us to be our focus every day. He wants to take care of us.

Luke 12:22-26

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

Money isn’t the root of all evil but the love of money is.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus brings us through tough times.

Hebrews 12:1-2

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Focusing on the blessings we have and being thankful each day clears our head from looking too far into the future.

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Blessings to you,

Janis Cox Growing Through God’s Word

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7 thoughts on “Trusting God With Our Finances. By Community Moms Writing Team

  1. Good job, ladies! I love both of your answers; together they are practical, personal, and most important, they point to Jesus. Thank-you for lovingly sharing your wisdom in the area of trusting God with our finances.

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  2. Thanks Wendy,
    When we take our eyes off Jesus – we immediately go to fear. I like Megan’s “what ifs”. We also need to know we need to speak the Scriptures back to Jesus. “Lord, You said we are not to worry about life and all it has in it, that we are to trust in You. Help me to do that. Show me how to concentrate on Your Word.”
    Blessings to all who face financial troubles. May the Lord help you to find your way with the strength of Jesus.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  3. As a missionary living on faith support for more than 20 years, I’ve been to the brink and back with the fear of financial insecurity. Funny thing, I just wrote a personal story about that yesterday for a publication called “Pastor Resources.” When it’s published there in March, I’ll post the link on the Christian Moms Blogger Support Group so you can read it. It tells about the circumstances that forced me to surrender my fear about not having enough money to the Lord and to fully trust Him once and for all.

    I no longer look at financially lean times as big problems. Rather, I see them as opportunities for God to show Himself faithful again. He never ceases to amaze me.

    In case you’re interested in reading more about overcoming fear, check my website for the resources there. You’ll find a couple of articles (under “resources”), some Scriptures addressing this topic, and the book (and corresponding Bible study) I wrote about moving from fear to freedom.

    So many, many women struggle with this. You’re not alone.

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