When having money troubles, shame from being in debt may keep you from turning to God, but it’s a perfect time to call on Him.
By Karen O’Connor:
But those are the perfect times to turn to God for help. My husband and I did that and it made all the difference. Years ago we discovered three crucial steps for getting out of debt. We are now solvent and have been for a long time.
Here’s what worked for us. Maybe it can work for you too.
THREE CRUCIAL STEPS
1. Admit the truth about yourself. Become willing to say “I’m in debt. I must change my spending habits.” And then get involved in an accountability group at church or elsewhere for people with financial challenges. “Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up” (Psalm 71:20 the Bible).
2. Discover the truth about God. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 the Bible). Knowing the truth about yourself has little meaning unless you also know the truth about God. The Bible holds this truth. It is filled with the Lord’s promises to help those who call upon his name.
4. Apply the truth to your life.
The Lord says to “Let him (God) have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you” (1 Pet. 5:7). Give your life and your finances into his care and ask in prayer for the guidance that will lead to solvency and serenity.
Finding God even in debt is about getting ourselves right spiritually and emotionally. It’s about laying up treasure in heaven, not on earth, “for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt. 6:21).
View this informative YouTube video: A Christian Model For Getting Out of Debt.
©Karen O’Connor. Karen is an author, writing mentor, and frequent contributor to the Finding God Daily blog. Visit Karen on the web at www.karenoconnor.com, on Facebook or follow on Twitter: @karenoconnor