How about de-stressing a bit over it by using some Bible perspective?
Do you work? Are you at least looking for work? If you're disabled or retired, do you contribute (help out, give/share) to others in your neighborhood? Apartment? Community Center?
If you said "Yes!" to any of the above, then this Good News is for YOU!
GOD IS YOUR SOURCE - not this: job, paycheck, food bank, social security check, SSDI, retirement, etc.
Ok. You already knew that.
But do you BELIEVE it? If you worry about money then the answer is NO, not really. You don't believe it to the very core of your being. You may believe it intellectually. You don't believe it in your heart.
How can you know and study the same Bible verses over and over again, and still your heart doubts? Let's go through a section of the bible you may already know and then I'll show you why it didn't work to ease your worries.
Matthew 6:24-36 NKJV
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
So, why didn't this WORK?
The issue is bigger than scripture? No.
Your need to know the outcome or resolution of the money shortage is bigger than your willingness to leave it up to God. Your desire to have it turn out the way YOU want it to go is more important to you than letting God handle it in His timing, His WAY.
CONTROL FREAKS cannot ask for directions from God and still hang onto the steering wheel. You want God to handle it? Then let GO. So far your handling it hasn't worked out. Let Go, LET GOD.
So, why can't you?
One thing that helped me was envisioning an outcome I didn't want, then envisioning how God would lead me through it.
Out of money, little food, nothing to feed the cats; what happens? I found several churches that gave out food. A cat hungry enough will eat vegetables; I've seen ferrel cats eat veggies, potatoes and other things. Free newspapers for cat litter are everywhere, but thank God, I toilet trained the fur balls.
Does it bring you down a notch to stand in the charity food line at the local church? Only if you have an ego the size of King Kong. Letting go of myself, I can grab hold of God.
Read that part again: Leeting go of myself, I hang onto God.
Grab onto our Awesome God sisters and brothers and let go of the god of self, and rest on ALL the answered prayers you've had. Remind yourself and know:
"God takes GOOD care of Me!"
Have a blessed, blessed day!
Christian Sister Hugs,