Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34 NLT
How many times have you felt that your world was caving in and there were no words to face a devastating situation?
Perhaps you are facing the verge of bankruptcy or a financial monster due to unexpected medical bills. Your car is back in the shop for the third time this past month and you cannot afford another vehicle. When will it ever end?
Worry and stress can consume you to the point that you don’t care anymore and are thinking of giving up hope. I remember the day when I was working 3 to 4 jobs a week and I wasn’t even making ends meet. I don’t know how I got through this difficult time in my life and supporting a family, finding the strength to stay focused and positive without complaining (and there were times of complaints just like the Israelites!).
Everything I learned about my faith in Jesus Christ was tested to the core. I had come to the place to learn how to trust the Lord and His faithfulness through it all. God’s promises are true and His love and faithfulness never ends. One of the greater tests of trusting God was in giving. Giving of the Lord’s tithes and my offerings. To help others in times of need, even when I was borrowing from Peter to pay Paul!
The Lord proves His love and faithfulness through our faith in giving of our stewardship and possessions. When we learn to be grateful for everything in good times and bad, being content, and giving Him our best and not just leftovers we prove His promises over and over again.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me (prove me) in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. Malachi 3:10 NIV.
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” Prov. 11:25
Have a great weekend my friend. I challenge you to trust and prove God, because He has a purpose in everything you are facing.