Meltdown: Fear of Financial Ruin

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in horses and some in chariots, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

The events of the past months, especially the past few weeks, have a lot of people scared as heck. The fear is understandable. Questions arise such as “Will I have a job so I can feed my family? What about my retirement fund? and Will there be another depression?”

All of these are legitimate questions, but as followers of Jesus we need to constantly refocus our worries and fears. Why? First off, Jesus says not to worry because the Father will take care of us (Matthew 6:25). So when you do worry, just turn it into a prayer until the worry goes away. Second, we aren’t supposed to trust in stuff. Stuff comes and goes. We trust God who never changes (Hebrews 13:8).

Question Dump:

What are you worrying about?

Are you trusting in anything or anyone other than God to take care of you?

Who really owns your stuff, God or you?

What would you do if you lost everything?

2 thoughts on “Meltdown: Fear of Financial Ruin”

  1. Hey man, I noticed you were a Perry Noble and Tony Morgan fan. Just wanted to make you jealous real quick. I have become pretty good friends with Lee McDerment (their worship leader) he is really more like a mentor, but anyway I went down and hung out with those dudes for about 3 days! It was awesome man, I would encourage you to take a trip out there if you ever get the chance to do that! It really makes you want to step your church up to the next level…(well it dd me atleast) Dude good luck finding a worship leader for sunday! I would do it if I werent leading at StoneWater…

  2. What do people do when they really are going to lose everything? I am in that situation now! I have prayed and tried to leave my fears to God. Guess what? Here I sit trying to find someone who will help me and my family while I avoid calls from my landlord so that I don’t have to tell my husband we have a week to move out of this house to no where. I have asked for help and asked for help without a single response. I live in a rural area and finding a second job to work is so scarce. At one point I actually worked all night long and all day, getting 4 hours of sleep in 3 days. It has all caught up with me and now I am in a corner with no way out and I am scared to death!!! I have never had thoughts that I have now. I don’t know what to do. My debt is too large to ask for and it is not even credit card debt. I don’t have one. There really is no such thing as real help. I used to think that there really can’t be such thing as a homeless family, but I am about to find out it is so. Thank you for letting me vent. Glad God is so good to you.

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