Money is a concern that we all have. We know that God is faithful and will provide our needs, but when our bank account tells us otherwise, will we still believe that God provides?
There I was 39 days away from my wedding with a large bill that I couldn’t shake off my mind.
In all of the chaos and preparation for the wedding, there was one bill that had been hanging over our heads. This bill was a large lump sum with accruing interest, to say the least.
This isn’t a bill that my fiancé and I took on irresponsibly since we both fervently prayed about this purchase before pulling the trigger. Still, we were uneasy about paying such a lofty sum off, especially with all the extra expenses to come.
However, in the morning I received a check in the mail that made all the difference. The check was from an insurance claim that I had made almost two years ago. My car had been broken into and all of my personal items were taken. Through the lengthy process, I had almost forgotten about the pending refund. When I opened that letter, it contained a check covering the full amount owed for the wedding item as well as the money that I had already spent to replace the items taken from my car.
I couldn’t be more overwhelmed by God’s faithfulness that morning. Through this experience (and many others like it), He took what the enemy meant for harm, like a break in, and worked it together for my good. He blessed my fiancé and me with more than enough to cover past expenses relating to the incident. God’s timing was perfect and it couldn’t be more divine.
God always provides more than enough.
This miracle reminded me of Ephesians 3:20 which speaks of God’s ability to do “far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…” Time and time again Jesus has shown us that this verse is not just a nice scripture to hang on the wall, but a promise that He enjoys acting out.
It isn’t always natural to rest in this reality or trust that He will provide, but every time God shows up in our lives or when we hear testimonies of His provision in others’ lives, our faith grows. Our good Father is waiting for us to believe in Him and expect more from Him.
It’s easy to think that miracles are a thing of the past and not for today’s world. But just as Jesus was able to supernaturally provide for the disciples, He is still our provider today.
Jesus was able to turn water into wine (John 2), fill an empty net full of fish (Luke 5), and feed around 5 thousand people with only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish (Matthew 14). He has the power to take what you have and multiply it for your good and His glory.
Jesus was able to do miracles then, He is still able to do miracles in your situation now.
We must believe that God can do a work not only in our lives but also in our finances. It pleases God when we believe in Him and live with expectancy. Jesus says in John 11:40, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
It starts with believing to see God revealed in our lives. Once we believe, the next step is to take the step of faith to see His faithfulness come through.
Are there areas in your life where you doubt God’s faithfulness, provision, and promise? Will you believe in God’s faithfulness despite what your circumstance may be?
In the midst of your worries, hold on to God’s truth. Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” God knows what you need and He plans on giving you above what you can ask or imagine. Make this verse your proclamation over whatever financial situation you may be facing.
Nothing is impossible for God. Believe beyond what you can see and trust that God’s abundant plan is unfolding every moment. So remember, God provides.