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01.30.16

“You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24. “The love of money is the root of all evil.” I Timothy 6:10. “Ye, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me.” Psalm 32. Trusting God over trusting self or money is harder than it seems.

I have been thinking a lot lately about how to trust God in every moment, of every day, with everything.  When my daughter and I were at the mall the other day, we both became hungry.  We lost track of time, and yet, no money was in the budget for eating out or buying a snack.  “Well, let’s go home quickly, so we can get something to eat,” I said.  When we got to the van, I noticed a few granola bars in the door of the van.  Aha! Relief!

Though that is a very small example, I know that God provided for us.  Yes, I purchased them a few months ago, but God provided the job, that provided the money, to purchase the granola bars that fed us that day.  I often think and say, “God will provide,” and He does.  But in a moment of need or desire, it’s easy to lose sight of that fact.

He knows our needs before we even know them.  He sees our thoughts and answers our prayers even before we ask.  “My God shall provide all your needs, according to His riches and glory.”  Philipians 4:19.

Even if God leads us to quit our current job, move to another place, or give when it doesn’t make sense, He will still provide for all of our needs.  Not wants.  Needs.  “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”  Matthew 6:26.

When God asks us to give the full tithe, it is a risk, at first.  I remember feeling like I was stepping off a cliff, to plummet to my death, when I first trusted God with a full tenth of my income.  But, I didn’t fall.  In fact, over time, I really looked forward to tithing, because it puts God to the test.  Our small group learned a lot about tithing and giving, and Biblical money management from a book and DVD study titled, “The Blessed Life,” by Robert Morris.

Here is a 9 minute video from the author:

He has blessed us in many ways, since we first started the full tithe.  And not always financially.  That’s okay.  He knows how much we can handle, and like a good parent, will not allow too many things into our lives until we are responsible to handle them appropriately.

If you have anxiety over money, and God providing for your needs, please give me a call.  We can discuss how My God shall provide all your needs, according to His riches and glory.  I will pray for you, and offer some suggestions for challenging your thoughts and emotions.

Call anytime.  I would love to serve you and your family.

Sincerely,

J. Faith Gallup, LCSW

847-962-5234

 

 

anxiety resources

helpful websites

  • TroubledWith: Stress
    Excellent collection of resources on dealing with anxiety disorders, as well as when and how to seek treatment.
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
    National, non-profit membership organization dedicated to informing the public, healthcare professionals and legislators about anxiety disorders, promote the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and improve the lives of the people who suffer from them.
  • Freedom From Fear
    National not-for-profit mental health advocacy association developed to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.