Is holiday-caused debt now knocking at your door? Are you now trapped by the “buy now, pay next year” scheme? I know how it feels. I’ve been there. I’ve racked up so much debt in the past that I struggled an entire year to pay it off. Now where do you go from here? There is hope, not all is lost.
God is able, beyond any shadow of doubt, without any ambiguity, to seriously look after you, your family and any of your immediate needs. Nothing is too small or insignificant, nor too big and daunting to God. He CAN and He WILL carry your burden.
Nothing, absolutely nothing can keep you from having what God wants you to have if you come to Him.
Every time you are pinned down by depressing a financial situation, remember that you are who God thinks you are.
Set your minds to the truth. It makes a huge difference to know and believe God’s perspective on depressing financial situations. It is not easy, but pray it up (!) that you remember.
1. You are God’s heir
Since He’s not broke, you are not broke! And because you’re not broke, you don’t need to go into debt. Do not be afraid that it will surprise Him because it just won’t. It will not surprise Him if you’re coming with a huge deficit to settle. He knows all, sees all, is above all… and can settle all. He will not withhold in time of need. That’s just how big God is. He will never go broke.
A good friend reminded me today that even before you need something, God’s already taken care of it. Remember Psalms 84:11: “The Lord God is your sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory. The LORD gives—doesn’t withhold!—good things to those who walk with integrity.”
2. You are God’s property
He will protect you. He has sacrificed everything (John 3:16) to protect you. Our goal is recognize that we are protected because we are His. The enemy lies to us when he suggests that we are vulnerable, when he tells us God is busy or simply doesn’t care that we are going through tough times. We are not vulnerable because we are under God’s protection.
3. You are God’s sons and daughters, and He is your Father
And there exists a relationship that is just wonderful. As a Father, He has known you even when you were still in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13–16). He knows you by name before your time even began. He knows, intimately, your every need. More than you know. That’s how God is deeply involved and related to you.
Let me share with you this song by The Maranatha Singers, “He Knows My Name.”
Each line so true, each line calls out this wonderful relationship you have with our God, our Father, who hears us when we call.
I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands
I have a Father
He calls me His own
He’ll never leave me
No matter where I go
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call