“Men work. Men provide. And when those men are children of God who call on Him as their Father, they can be sure that God will always meet their needs” (From The Resolution, page 160).

Sometimes, even the hardest working man comes upon financial challenges. Families grow, bills increase, unexpected expenses occur, salaries shift, and yet in the middle of all of these circumstances, God provides.

Take a moment to read Psalm 37:25-29:

25I have been young and now I am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
or his children begging for bread. 
26He is always generous, always lending,
and his children are a blessing. 
27Turn away from evil and do what is good,
and dwell there dwell in the land
 forever. 
28For the Lord loves justice
and will not abandon His faithful ones. 
They are kept safe forever,
but the children of the wicked will be destroyed. 
29The righteous will inherit the land 
Or earth
and dwell in it permanently. 

In this passage, how do you see the role of God and the role of the righteous man?  What are the things that the righteous man does?  What are the things that God does?

God doesn’t promise that He will meet all of our wants, but He does promise to meet all of our needs in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19). When men live God’s way, the favor of God rests upon them, and God will take care of their needs and the needs of their families. If you are in financial strain, pray for God’s provision, work your hardest, and then trust that God will meet every single one of your needs.

Is there any financial strain weighing on you now? If so, what?

Pray to God and trust that He will faithfully provide for the righteous.

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.