You see the red letters and resist the urge to throw the envelope in the trash or on the floor or under a pile of books—anywhere just so you don’t have to see it.
But you know what you have to do. Jaw clenched, you slowly break the letter’s seal and look at the bill. Your heart pounds and your mind races. How am I ever going to pay this? Should I get another job? Should I move somewhere cheaper? What will happen next month?
As the scenarios and fears swirl around your brain, you can’t focus on anything. You’re overwhelmed with anxiety about what comes next, and you’re feeling unsure that anything will change.
It’s hard to feel at peace when you’re anxious about money, but God’s Word offers us words of comfort when we’re overwhelmed by financial uncertainty. I encourage you to find a quiet space, take a seat, and carve out a few moments to meditate on Scripture. These four verses will get you started:
Philippians 4:6-7 (GNTD)
Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.
Psalm 55:22 (GNTD)
Leave your troubles with the Lord,
and he will defend you;
he never lets honest people be defeated.
John 14:27 (GNTD)
Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.
Isaiah 43:1-2 (GNTD)
Do not be afraid—I will save you.
I have called you by name—you are mine.
When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you;
your troubles will not overwhelm you.
When you pass through fire, you will not be burned;
the hard trials that come will not hurt you.
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