“Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom.” – 1 Chronicles 29:11
Rates of personal financial insecurity continue to be alarmingly high in the United States, according to CFED’s “2013 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard.” Suffice it to say that there is a ton of financial insecurity today. When the economy is good, people worry it may go in the tank. When it’s bad, as it has been, pessimism reigns. All this adds up to a lot of financial insecurity and uncertainty, especially after the holidays when bills come due. (This would be a good time to start revisiting how you spend your money over the holidays.)
There is one key to financial security, and that is understanding that God owns it all. Truly understanding that is not an easy thing to do. For many, it is the toughest decision to make. That’s why Jesus said you must choose where you’re going to put your trust — in God, or in money.
Trusting in money in the form of a job, bank account, or investments – without God – always leads to worry, anxiety, and a spirit of greed or hoarding.
Trusting in God brings inner peace. His principles, as found in the Bible, teach us how to be good money managers. God promises to meet our needs – not our wants – but our needs.
In these days of financial insecurity, find your security in God, not money. Remember that He owns it all, and seek to manage His money His way. Trusting Him to guide your finances will give you a sense of security like you’ve never known before.