How to Trust God with your Finances
I have been there before, trying to stretch out the last few dollars to make them last until the next paycheck.
How do you trust God with your finances when you are barely making it?
Trying to be faithful and obedient and at the same time, fearing that you may or may not have enough to pay for all your bills.
I really understand you.
There are a lot of posts on the internet about “How to trust God with your finances”. The reason that I’m writing a post about it, is because I know this truth can really change your life.
It is my desire that you live happy and prosperous in all areas of your life, and money plays a big role in it. Whether we like it or not.
This Bible truth that I’m going to teach you changed the way I look at my finances forever. Now I don’t have to worry about my finances like I once did.
How to believe God for your finances
When you were saved, you trusted Jesus with your salvation. You trusted that His Word was the truth and because of what HE did, you are saved forever.
The eternal salvation of your soul is the biggest thing you can trust God with.
So, if we compare eternal salvation vs. providing for your needs, you will see that providing for your needs, is the least you can trust God with.
Because, how can you trust God with your salvation and not trust Him with your finances?
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What does God say about finances?
In the Bible, we can find lots of verses about finances.
God has his own financial guidelines for prosperity and success and you can read more about it here. But it comes down to 2 simple instructions:
So, you can see that tithing and giving were not suggestions but instructions. And the instruction come with the promise attached to it!
Remember, this is the same God that you trusted for your salvation. Same God for salvation, same God for finances.
If you really believe in His word why wouldn’t you trust Him?
If you are not giving, you are not trusting Him.
You can’t pick and choose which parts of the Bible you are going to believe and which ones you are not. It doesn’t work that way. You either believe Him or you don’t.
Are you following the instructions that God gave you about finances?
God always wants to be first in our lives. Trusting God with our finances is a great way to show Him that He is first.
Do you pay all your bills first? And if you have money left over, then you tithe and give? Or, do you give your tithe first and then all your bills?
When you give your 10%, God blesses the other 90% because obedience brings blessings.
When you don’t give your 10% you are stealing from The Lord.
How to tithe and give when you are struggling financially
I am a firm believer in God’s unfailing love. He is your Daddy and He loves you more than you can comprehend.
He has established principles for us to follow because at the end of the day, we are the ones that are blessed by them. There is no way around to what God has instructed, we just need to be obedient.
If you are not tithing for fear of not having enough or for whatever other reason, I know something you can do to help you get there.
Start with 1%
When you first get paid, take 1% and give it to The Lord as your tithe. As your faith grows and gets stronger then do 2%, then 3%, until you get to the 10%.
Remember, God doesn’t need your money, He just wants your obedience. He sees your heart and He will help you get to the 10%.
So, if you can’t give your tithe don’t feel bad or get upset, just start working towards it little by little. Have faith that God will take care of you. God will provide, you will see.
Trusting God with Finances Bible verses
The Bible is more than words on a page, The Word is alive and does what God sent it to do.
One of my favorite books is God’s creative power, it’s full of God’s promises and confessions for your life. You can get God’s creative power for finances here, it will be the best money you have ever spend.
If you are having a hard time trusting God with your finances, read the following Bible verses or the verses on the book. Meditate on them, pray over them and ask The Holy Spirit to give you a revelation of His Word.
Speak the word and choose to believe that His Word is truth and that His promises are for you.
- “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ for these things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. (Matthew 6:31-32).
- But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
- Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. (1 Timothy 6:17).
- For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
- But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 4:19).
- Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? (Matthew 6:25).
The same God who promised to save you is the same God who promised to bless you and prosper you financially.
If you need more help in this area I recommend that you listen to Andrew Wommack’s series on “Financial Stewardship”, you can find it here.
Trust God with your finances, have Faith, he will never let you down.
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I appreciate you sharing this wisdom today, especially how God’s word isn’t a “suggestion” but instead a instruction (and in His generosity, he even gives us promises) ♥
Yes, His instructions are for our benefit.
Love this post. We need to give with a cheerful heart as well as being obedient. It would be hard to tithe if we felt forced. But, as you said we need to trust God that he will provide. He will bless us when we tithe with a cheerful heart.
Amen, it all comes down to what is in our heart.
Interesting, I’ve always been a big believer that we create our own successes through planning and actions that we take. But if you find strength in this and it works for you then that is also great!
I agree with you 100%, we can create our own success through planning and our actions. My most important action is to trust God, and be obedient to His Word. I have seen God’s promises come true in my life so I know He is faithful. Being smart with our actions and planning will contribute to our success specially when we put God first!
Thanks for the reminder. I like the idea of giving 1% and increasing gradually – I want to tithe, and the 10% number that I hear at church makes me extremely nervous when I am living paycheck to paycheck. I need to have faith!
Start small but start. If you don’t give you will be stuck in an endless cycle. Do 1% and grow your faith, you can do this! God will never turn you away!
Believers should be memorizing the promises daily. It will change the way you think and give!
Amen, I agree with you!
I find it fascinating how much yoga resonates with the bible. All these great points are the same in yoga. Probably that is why lots of people assume that yoga is a religion. Thank you for sharing this with the world! It is so important!
Thank you 😄
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and inspiring words! God bless you and your family!
Thank you so much, many blessings to you too!
I completely agree with the notion that it’s important to do the tithe first. It’s amazing how the money is always there after that.
Yes, I think is better to have 90% blessed than 100% without the blessing.
I think one of the hardest commandments that He has given us is to TRUST… So many times in the bible he asks us to trust Him. Trust that He will provide, trust that He will protect… It can be really hard sometimes! This was a great reminder and great encouragement.
Trusting is not always easy, that’s where faith comes in!
A great reminder that we should walk in faith.
I love this. We have had many stressful times in our lives and I have always found that when I just trust God that suddenly things will turn and be ok again just when I think we may not make it.
I think we have all gone through times like that, when is hard to trust but God is always faithful to fulfill His promises!
We listened to a sermon about this from our pastor. I like your suggestion of starting with 1% and working your way up to 10%. It seems less daunting!
God is a good Dad, He knows our heart and He will help us get to the 10%
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and providing a way to start tithing with 1%.
Thank you 😄
This is a great post. I struggle with this a lot as we go off and on public benefits and work to pay off debts and sit in the pew and feel guilty for not putting in an offering. It’s not easy AT ALL. Thank you for the lovely words.
I know how you feel, I have been there before. Remember that you can ask God for anything, so if you don’t have anything to put in the offering bucket just ask God and believe you received when you prayed!
It’s nice to hear someone say that you can start tithing with 1%, thank you for sharing 🙂
Start small and build your faith up for more!
I struggled with this post for reasons I’d rather not discuss, but it has nothing to do with trusting God or giving. To stay positive and avoid argument, I will say that I wholeheartedly do believe that trusting God is paramount, at least in my life, and He has always taken care of me no matter the situation. For that, I am humbled and grateful.
Thank you so much for your comment.
Thank you for sharing! I too like the idea of starting with 1% and moving up from there.
Yes, as our faith increases we can move closer to the goal!
Great post. Many blessings !
Thank you and many blessings to you too!
I really needed this. My husband was in a wreck 3 years ago and lost his job and has not went back to work and we are on a downhill spiral. My faith is not there and my tithing is not either. Thank you for this message
I am sorry to hear about your husband. I’m glad you found this post helpful. I will be praying for you and your family.