Do you worry about money?
When resources go down, we act wisely and generously when we authentically say, “God is our Protector.” Solomon wrote: “When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:7). In other words, God is our Protector.
In order to see God as our Protector when our resources go down, we must worry not. The Thirty Sayings of the Wise inform us of the brevity of wealth: “Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle” (Proverbs 23:4-5). Jesus said that we could not add a single hour to our lives by worrying (Matthew 6:27).
When your resources go down, trust in God as your Protector. Worry not. Whenever you sense anxiety creeping into your heart, pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you move from fear to faith in God as your ultimate source of security.
When we are wise and generous in heart, we fully surrender to God’s Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs of Resources. As our time, talent, and treasure come in, we recognize that God is our Provider. As our resources go out, we demonstrate that God is our Passion. As our gifts build up, we discover that God is our Purpose. When our resources go down, we trust that God is our Protector.