Stressed Out About Money (1)

“Whenever I am afraid I will trust in You.”          Psalm 56:3 NKJV

The solution to financial worry isn’t necessarily having more of it.  Indeed, the more money you have, the more you have to lose.  And the thought of losing it can cause you to worry more, not less.  It’s a vicious cycle.  Trying to find security in money is like tying a boat to a dock; when a big enough storm comes along, the ropes will break and it’ll be swept away.  So since we all wonder when the next economic storm will hit, what’s the answer?  More rope?  Stronger rope?  Tighter knots?  No–that just gives you knots in your stomach!  For the next few days let’s look at some biblical answers to money worries; Tackle your fear head-on.  The Psalmist said, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

Now, since David was a king he probably didn’t worry a lot about money, right?  But he did worry about his enemies stalking him, catching him off guard and killing him.  We each have different areas of worry, and the ones that control us are called “core fears.”  Sometimes you can keep them at bay: other times they control and consume you and make you act in ways you’re not proud of.  Christian financial advisor Ron Blue says that for years he was trapped by the fear of not having enough money, or losing what he had.  Folks around him didn’t know it, but it’s what drove him.  Today he’s a best-selling author and financial counselor to multitudes.  But to get there he had to control his core fear, and trust more in God than he did in himself.  And so will you.


This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today