Standing by what you say believe!

“Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ERV‬‬

You know as soon as you confess a word to someone it appears you are tested to see if it’s what you really stand for. A young man was being baptized a few Sunday’s ago and I was giving him a pep talk. I was encouraging him to trust God, no matter how crazy things get. I was fired up and filled with hope. I reminded him that getting baptized put a target on his back and the enemy would be coming for him harder than ever. I was fired up, I kept saying “Make the decision easy for yourself, keep asking yourself, Do I trust God and his word or don’t I?”

Real simple right?

That was my word for him and every since that day the enemy has been attacking my finances. Each day new trouble, new costs, higher credit card balances (i was debt free a year ago) emergency cash needing to be spent., medical bills so high I’m in tears, car repair expenses so high it’s like, never mind leave it broke. I’ve been broke as hell 🤦🏽‍♀️ I mean pinching pennies and feeling dejected, rejected and broken. I keep saying , what in the world is going on? My bills haven’t changed much and neither has my income, why is it not enough right now? Then I remembered, I was just encouraging someone to trust God no matter what it looks like.

So, I went to see what God had to say about this:

“Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭ERV‬‬

“God, examine me and know my mind. Test me and know all my worries.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:23‬ ‭ERV‬‬

“Worry takes away your joy, but a kind word makes you happy.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:25‬ ‭ERV‬‬

“You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:27‬ ‭ERV‬‬

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭55:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“I know how to live when I am poor and when I have plenty. I have learned the secret of how to live through any kind of situation—when I have enough to eat or when I am hungry, when I have everything I need or when I have nothing. Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:12-13‬ ‭ERV‬‬

And that about sums it up!

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