I’m going to let you in on a secret. Every month, no matter how I much I cut back, on paper there is no way we should have enough money coming in to pay our bills. Yet, somehow, it always works. Then, whenever a big expense comes up, somehow we are always able to make it work. Or something happens to make that expense more manageable. I know that the “somehow” is God. There is no way any of this would work without His help. He is very much our provider.
Trusting God isn’t the easiest things, especially when it comes to our money. As humans, we naturally want to control the things around us, our lives, and our situations. There are so many things we can’t control so sometimes money becomes an area we can control. I know that is true for me. I can’t always control the things that happen in my life, but I can control my finances.
Or so I thought. I have learned that I really have no control over that either. Once you come to terms with that truth, trusting God with your money becomes a whole lot easier. Something happens when you say, “Okay, God, you’ve got this. I know I certainly don’t.” God honors that trust. That isn’t to say that you will always get what you want. That isn’t to say that it will be easy. But the stress goes away.
This doesn’t mean that you live haphazardly. You still need to budget and be money smart. Trusting God with your money means just that, you are trusting Him to provide what you need. For every person and family, that will look a little different. Maybe you’ve been struggling with building an emergency fund. Instead of stressing out about it, keep building it but trust that God will take care of you if that fund is needed. Maybe you’ve been struggling with feeling like there isn’t enough income coming into your household. Instead of constantly pouring over the want ads and looking for a new job or a part-time job, trust that God will open an opportunity for you when the time is right.Trusting God with your money is a big, but rewarding, step Click To Tweet
Trusting God with your money is a big, but rewarding, step. I sometimes wonder how God feels when we basically say, “Okay, God, I trust you…but I don’t know why you would care about something like money, so I’ll just take care of that myself.” I imagine that He feels like that isn’t truly trusting Him to meet all your needs. I desire to 100% trust God. That includes letting him have control of my finances. I’m certainly not perfect at it but it is my hope and prayer that as each year goes by, I learn to trust Him more with this and let go of my own control.Come party with me! Here are all the link parties I do each week.