Trusting God and Being Content with your Finances

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Finances Trusting God

When I became a stay at home mom a year ago, I gave up a six figure job. Many people thought I was crazy, especially considering the fact I have a Doctorate Degree. Many said I should think hard and long about the decision to stay home, as I still had a lot of debt from my 6 years of pharmacy school. Also at the time I quit, we just bought a new minivan, had my eldest son in private preschool, and of course had all the dreaded utility bills to pay each month. How would my husband and I be able to afford raising three boys in the greater New York area on one income?

I recall when I was younger, my mom would always say the words “God will provide” anytime she saw a roadblock in our household finances. Whether it was to pay off my college bills, or wedding costs, she firmly believed those simple three words: God Will Provide. Now I too have found myself boldly repeating these three words.  My husband and I have been seeking the Lord to provide for our financial needs, and also to be a source of peace when it came to money matters. God has absolutely provided that peace and given us contentment in what we have! We are able to afford paying my college loans, our utility bills, and for our new car. Even with one income, we generously give to our local church, to the poor, and to the many missionaries around the world, and WE LACK NOT. He has provided enough so we can use it for ourselves, and still give to His people.

I want to encourage you to have confidence in the Lord, and know that He will provide for you, just enough of what you need.

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There are several verses that come to mind to calm an anxious heart when it comes to finances. Do not let your heart or mind think you DON’T HAVE ENOUGH. I want you to firmly believe that God will provide.

Here are several scriptures to meditate on as you pray over your financial situation at home.

Ask the Lord to be the source of all your needs.
Philippians 4:19(NKJV) And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Ask the Lord to calm your restless heart regarding your finances.
Luke 12: 29-31(NKJV) “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

Ask the Lord to give strength to the breadwinner of your home.
Proverbs 14:23 (NIV) All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Ask the Lord to relieve you of financial debt, by paying back what you owe.
Proverbs 22:7 (NKJV) The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.

Ask the Lord to enable you to give more to those who are less fortunate.
Acts 20:35 (NKJV) I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Ask the Lord to change the attitude of your heart, to be more content in what you already have.
Philippians 4:11-13 (NIV) Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

I hope these verses guide you to pray over the financial situation in your home. And I pray He will PROVIDE at the right time and season of your life.

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18 Comments

  • Tania March 1, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    This has blessed me deeply since I myself left my 6 figure job to stay with my children. Thank you for those encouraging verses. Yes, God will provide.

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    • Sue March 1, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Often I feel blessed to know I am not the only one who has made this crucial decision! Thank you for stopping by today!

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  • Ayanna March 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    This is so true and so encouraging! I remember becoming a stay at home mom after having our twins. Trusting that God was calling me to be home full-time and that He would provide has definitely been very important over the years.

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    • Sue March 1, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Yes you and I can relate on a professional level as well. We were both called to be a pharmacist and a stay at home mom!! I’m glad the Lord is the one who gives our hearts contentment in what we have chosen for our families.

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  • Valerie March 1, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    What a great testimony of God’s provision. I love the verses too! There was a time when I was in debt from ordering stuff online and I realized I was just trying to fill a hole of discontentment through shopping when Jesus is the only true source of contentment. Thank God, I was able to pay off my debt and I have no desire to get back into it. It’s so freeing.

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  • Sue March 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I am so glad you were freed out of that debt! And also more glad to say that our debt has been paid in full by Christ Alone. Amen!

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  • Christina March 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Sue, this is wonderful encouragement and a great reminder. I just prayed through those scriptures and thank you for posting them!

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  • Marisa Boonstra March 6, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Wow, how encouraging! I love that simple three word phrase: God Will Provide. I have seen this time and time again over the last 14 years of marriage; when we first got married and didn’t have two nickels to rub together, then when my husband was out of work, and later when I decided to stay home with our infant son and we only had one income in Northern New Jersey! God is so faithful to us. 🙂

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  • Bonnie March 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Absolutely true! So many times, I have trusted God to provide even when I couldn’t see a way for Him to do it. Never once has He failed!

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  • Anne |onedeterminedlife March 6, 2017 at 11:27 am

    There were a few years where my husband was working s minimum job and I was at home with our eldest (at the time just 1) and money was tight. We did not know how we would pay rent. But every month, The Lord provided. Not in ways I expected but is ways we needed. It was an amazing time of having to depend on God every single day for every thing we had. That tight time helped us be more thankful for when we had a bit more and He continues to bless and provide for us.

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  • Lauren C. Moye March 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    “Ask the Lord to change the attitude of your heart, to be more content in what you already have.”

    I had to chuckle over this. Last night I found myself writing about why freedom from stuff matters for Christians, and I wrote an entire section on how stuff steals our contentment. I was leaning towards editing some of the tough love out, but now I think I’ll keep it in the final draft.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Dawn March 10, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations on making one of the biggest decisions to invest in your littles that you could ever really make. It is a faith journey to do that, completely. To trust God in the middle of our need and remember that He has not once left us begging bread. So many of the days are a part of the season of His provision and His leading and teaching us to trust. It is easy to forget that, but He has never been unfaithful. The scriptures you shared are a wise investment in your heart in this area. Thanks for sharing them!
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  • Jessica March 10, 2017 at 11:09 am

    God showed this to me today! I was praying over my finances and then came across this. Thank you!!

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  • Elizabeth March 10, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    It’s really hard to measure the paycheck of being a mother. We are made so rich by our children, but not in our bank accounts. I have 8 children and gave up my career as an Air Force officer to be home with them. I’ve never regretted it.

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  • Lindsey Manson March 12, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Love this! We have to find the balance of having a plan with our money and just trusting Him to provide. Thanks for your honesty!

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  • Cheryl March 13, 2017 at 12:40 am

    An important part of financial stability and answers is tithing and giving. I consider it foundational to everything else.

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  • LeNae March 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Wonderful, especially for this season for my family. Thank you for your insight!

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  • Cherie hancock April 18, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Thank you for sharing this journey! It has truly encouraged me and gave me a peace that I am making the right decision of continuing to be a stay at home mom of 4 😉

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