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. I can honestly say that I don’t worry about our finances at all, and I don’t worry about the future.
How to believe God for your finances
When you were saved, you trusted Jesus with your salvation. You trusted that His Word was 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 comes 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 your 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 want 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 leftover, 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. 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 books. Meditate on them, pray over them and ask The Holy Spirit to give you 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 in God, have Faith and don’t give up.