Where do you put your trust?
Do you base your feelings of security and safety on how much money is in your 401K or your savings account?
When someone asks you if you are okay, do you think about your finances or portfolio before you answer?
Money is a necessary “thing” in today’s world, and not just today but in history too. Back when Jesus walked the earth, money was also a necessary “thing”. Taxes had to be paid, things had to be purchased, tithes needed to be given.
When we put our trust in God, we are not saying we suddenly don’t need money anymore. What we are saying is we suddenly don’t need to worry and stress about money anymore. Money is just an object and yet people stress out to the point that some people take their own lives because of it.
Yes, the bills still need to be paid. Yes, we may struggle and fall on hard times. Yes, we may need to ask others for help. But when our trust is in God, whatever situation we find ourselves facing, we know that somehow, some way, at some time, it will work out. It is temporary. It too shall pass.
Trusting in money is foolish. Money comes and goes, it is transient. The money you hold today, you will not be holding tomorrow. The amount that looks wonderful today, will look meager in time or may disappear altogether.
God is the same yesterday, today, and will be the same tomorrow too. He does not change. He will always be there. He is security and safety. He is worthy of your trust.