Sue Chacko has been a dear blogging friend of mine since I started Free Indeed. To close out the Sunshine and Scripture Tour I’m so thankful to have Sue here to impart encouragement about trusting God with our money! Her confidence in the Lord is contagious and I pray these eye-opening verses bless your heart as they have mine.
As my family experiences its own season of need while my husband attends seminary, I too can attest to the faithfulness of God to provide just enough through unexpected blessings and the fruits of our labor. As we wisely steward our budgets and pursue God’s Kingdom above all He is endlessly gracious in giving us our daily bread.
When I became a stay at home mom a year ago, I gave up a six figure job. Many people thought I was crazy, especially considering the fact I have a Doctorate Degree.
Many said I should think hard and long about the decision to stay home, as I still had a lot of debt from my 6 years of pharmacy school. Also at the time I quit, we just bought a new minivan, had my eldest son in private preschool, and of course had all the dreaded utility bills to pay each month.
How would my husband and I be able to afford raising three boys in the greater New York area on one income?
I recall when I was younger, my mom would always say the words “God will provide” anytime she saw a roadblock in our household finances.
Whether it was to pay off my college bills, or wedding costs, she firmly believed those simple three words: God will provide. Now I too have found myself boldly repeating these three words.
My husband and I have been seeking the Lord to provide for our financial needs, and also to be a source of peace when it came to money matters. God has absolutely provided that peace and given us contentment in what we have!
We are able to afford paying my college loans, our utility bills, and for our new car. Even with one income, we generously give to our local church, to the poor, and to the many missionaries around the world, and WE LACK NOT. He has provided enough so we can use it for ourselves, and still give to His people.
I want to encourage you to have confidence in the Lord, and know that He will provide for you, just enough of what you need.
There are several verses that come to mind to calm an anxious heart when it comes to finances. Do not let your heart or mind think you DON’T HAVE ENOUGH. I want you to firmly believe that God will provide.
Here are several scriptures to meditate on as you pray over your financial situation:
Ask the Lord to be the source of all your needs.
Philippians 4:19 (NKJV) – “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Ask the Lord to calm your restless heart regarding your finances.
Luke 12:29-31(NKJV) – “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Ask the Lord to give strength to the breadwinner of your home.
Proverbs 14:23 (NIV) – “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
Ask the Lord to relieve you of financial debt, by enabling you to pay back what you owe.
Psalm 37:21-24 (NIV) –
“The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;
22 those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
but those he curses will be destroyed.
23 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”
Ask the Lord to allow you to give more to those who are less fortunate.
Acts 20:35 (NKJV) – “I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Ask the Lord to change the attitude of your heart, to be more content in what you already have.
Philippians 4:11-13 (NIV) – “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
I hope these verses guide you to pray over the financial situation in your home. And I pray He WILL PROVIDE at the right time and season of your life.
About the Author
Sue Chacko is a wife of 10 years, a mom of three, and has her doctorate degree in pharmacy.
She writes in her spare time. She loves to encourage Christian women, wives, and moms to find joy, and strength in marriage, motherhood, and everyday life by seeking God first. Follow Sue: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.