With the number of unemployed on the rise and financial troubles worsening, more and more people are looking for ways to survive this recession. Everywhere that you turn, people seem to be sinking into the quagmires of stress, anxiety and depression. Looking for some way to pull themselves from the sea of debt, despair can quickly set in.
The Importance of Faith
Many people turn to religion, seeking guidence in their times of need – and it’s not just Christians. A substantial increase has occurred in the pagan faiths as well, even moreso now that Druidry has been recognized as a religion in Europe. It’s a known fact that, during times of trouble and strife, we look to higher powers for faith, guidence and understanding.
For centuries, the Bible has granted people strength, courage and inspired them to be better people. These days, more and more people are turning to the good book for inspiration and guidence. Are you struggling with bills or wallowing in debt? God may not be able to pay your rent for you, but he may give you the courage and determination to keep going and help you put your life back on track.
Here are some good inspirational bible quotes for financial troubles. May they fill you with hope and give you renewed faith. Things WILL get better.
10 Inspirational Bible Quotes for Financial Troubles
1. In Matthew 6:28-30, the Bible teaches us that God will care for us:
And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!
2.The Bible also warns us about getting hung up on money – something many of us do – in Matthew 6:24:
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
3. The Bible helps us to deal with anxiety, granting peace of mind in Philippians 4:6-7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
4. We are reminded in James 1:2-4, that God tests us and when we are tested, these trials help us to grow stronger.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
5. In Matthew 6:34, we are told not to worry about what will happen tomorrow. We live in the now and it is now we must focus upon.
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
6. Philippians 4:12-14 reminds us that through times of hunger or when we are satiated, it is God’s love that grants us power and strength.
I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.
7. It is said that God provides and we are reminded of this in Matthew 7:7-8:
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
8. No matter how desperate things become, have faith in that God is always with us. We are reminded of this in Isaiah 43:2-3:
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they will not overflow you
When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched,
Nor will the flame burn you.
For I am the LORD your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I have given Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in your place.
9. In times of need, we turn to God and He will show us the way. Proverbs 3:5-6:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
10. The Bible also promises that God will bless those that bless others, as stated in Proverbs 11:25:
The generous man will be prosperous,
And he who waters will himself be watered.
There are many other inspirational quotes to be found in your Bible if you choose to look; these are but a few, but they are sure to get you started on your way to finding more inspiration in God’s word. Remember that the bible is a teaching tool – it should be read and learned from on a regular basis.