Dealing with Financial Stress

Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

We hear much about the present downturn in the US economy.  Some of the talk in the media sounds pretty gloom and doom.  But dear friends, the Lord has a different story.

If we would turn to Him in reverence that He owns everything… If we would call on Him knowing that he is in control……..If we would fear Him….. we will have strong confidence in the fact that the Lord will supply our every need and He will be our refuge from burdens whether financial or other. That is a promise in the Bible.   

Much has been said about the decline in the housing market and the rate of housing foreclosures across America.  Some of us are experiencing extreme financial stress.  But how do we deal with the financial stress?

:: Pray to the Lord and acknowledge Him in all that you have.  Ask the Lord to guide and direct your steps in your financial affairs. Take a step of faith and do what he tells you.

:: Meditate in God’s Word.  The Lord will lead you to a verse that will help give you peace.  Here’s one that I have read before. 

Psalm 37: 25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.  Whatever the state of your financial affairs, the Lord will not forsake the righteous and he will not allow you or your children to beg for bread.

Here’s another. Psalm 12:24  consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them; how much more are ye better than the fowls?

God will take care of you no matter the circumstances in your finances.  You are precious in His sight. Take heart and believe.



One Response

  1. I agree. I realized a long time ago that stressing over your finances will not change your situation. Really think about it. If you lose sleep, if you worry, did it change anything? No, so let it go and leave it in God’s hands and trust Him to get you through, He will!!!

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