God’s Provision: Trust God
By Rick Warren
— May 23, 2009
“…Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:32-33 NLT).
God promises to meet all your financial needs if you (1) ask Him for help; (2) learn to be content; (3) practice giving in faith; (4) maintain your integrity; and (5) trust Him with your life.
Worry is really just a form of atheism. Every time you worry, you’re acting like an atheist. You’re saying, “It all depends on me.” That’s just not in the Bible.
Worry is a warning light that you doubt the love of God. Yet, the Bible says God “provides food for those who fear Him; He remembers His covenant forever” (Psalm 111:5 NIV).
The book of Romans tells us that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for you to pay for your salvation. If God loves you enough to send His own Son to die for you, don’t you think He loves you enough to take care of your bills?
God solved your biggest problem when He saved you. Don’t you realize that any other problem is minor by comparison? The bottom line is really this: Am I going to believe that God will do what He says He will do—that He will provide for me?
If you’re serious about being set free from financial fears, then it’s your choice. But you must choose to do what God has clearly told you to do. He’s laid it out. He said, “I will do this—the promise—if you will obey the premise.”
I want to challenge you to solidify your commitment.
• Are you committed to asking him for the things you need, rather than going out and charging it?
• Are you going to start learning to be content, and to stop comparing?
• Are you going to start worshiping with your tithe as God has commanded and believe that he’s going to take care of your needs?
• Are you going to live with integrity and be honest in your finances?
• Are you going to start trusting Jesus Christ completely with every area of your life?