Financial Stresses

I know that I am not the only one who worries about money.
And to this day, I do not know why I fret about it.
God provides.

We tithe every month, pay our bills, put money in savings, and I still feel like we can't afford things at times.

It's not true, we can.

If anything...we don't overspend, we underspend.
Which is not a problem at all.

But sometimes I kick myself for not buying that item because I fully know we can afford it.

Sometimes spending money makes me feel guilty.

I know that it isn't just my husband's money that is brought home every month from him working. It's ours. But sometimes that concept is hard for me to grasp onto.

Especially if it is an item just for me.

Like the necklace that I really want or the new pair of maternity jeans that I really do need.

I don't know why I do this to myself.

I cause myself unnecessary stress.

I know my loving husband knows and tells me that I shop smartly. I bargain shop so that when I "think" I am splurging, I really didn't spend a lot. I shop smartly.

I have decided that I need to place this worry, this stress that I don't need in God's hands.

He will help me take care of it.

He will help me see that there is no need to worry.

There is no need to stress.

Because in the end, that stress is not important.

He gives us so much and can take so much away for us.

Notice how I said "for"?

He can take away our stress and our worries.
He can take on those burdens for us.
Because He loves us.

Isn't that an amazing gift?
The gift of someone else taking on our burdens.
Simply Amazing.


3 comments

  1. You know, one thing I'm still learning is "Godliness with CONTENTMENT is great gain." I think that He works to bring us to that place...of contentment. He really does take care of all our needs and I'm so thankful that He does! God bless you!

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  2. We have been looking for a stable incomr for the past 5 months. It's true it can be stressful but God was never worried. He provided us a WONDERFUL opportunity in his perfect timing.

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing this. My husband and I have been married for fifteen years and are on a path of financial responsibility and purpose, but I often have occasion to see how broken my reactions to and relationship with money still are. I have turned to God with these unhealthy responses, knowing that beneath them is my own desire for control, rather than provision.

    As I surrender those feelings to God, He is showing me where I can joyfully receive His provision.

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