Steps to Trusting God During a Financial Storm
Many times in our lives, we face financial challenges that are like small, temporary storms. Maybe a few bills are past due, the debt seems to be piling up, the job is not going well or you have been laid off. Sometimes the financial storms feel devastating. Maybe you have insurmountable hospital bills, an injury that prevents you from working, or you have experienced bankruptcy and must start all over without any credit.
If you are going through one of those storms right now, these are opportunities to learn to trust God like never before. Here is my advice to help you through it.
First, write down the problem in a journal that is kept private, just between you and God. Describe your circumstances in detail. Tell him how you feel – express your fears, worries and doubts if you are experiencing any of these.
Next, write down your prayer request in detail. Express to the Lord your need and your willingness to trust Him minute by minute, regardless of what happens.
Third, memorize this verse: Habakkuk 3:17-19
Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.
Finally, make a plan to do your part to solve the problem. Stop worrying and put a plan in action. He will bring you through the storm.