Rev. Mark H. Creech: Stop Worrying About Your Money Troubles

After suffering a heart attack and having quadruple bypass surgery, a man awakened to find himself in a Catholic hospital with Nuns taking care of him. As they nursed him back to good health, one of the Nuns asked if he had health insurance. “No, unfortunately not,” he replied. “Do you have any money in the bank?” asked the Nun. “No. No money in the bank either,” the man said. “Do you have any relatives you could ask for help?” the Nun continued. The man replied, “I only have a spinster sister who is a Nun.” At this remark the Nun became irritated. “Nuns are not spinsters;” she said demonstrably, “Nuns are married to God!” “Alright then,” said the man, “Send the bill to my brother-in-law.”

Your sister may not be a Nun, but if Christ is your Savior, you have a rich, heavenly Father who knows your every need.

Jesus said, “Don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided” (Mt. 6:31-32).

It’s characteristic of people who don’t know God to be anxious about money and all the problems that arise when it’s running short. But this shouldn’t be the case for people who have learned to relate to God as their loving heavenly Father.

God is not uncaring, capricious, or unpredictable. He loves his children better than we love our own. Jesus also said, “What man among you, if his son ask him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Mt. 7:9-11).

Moreover, it makes little sense to live one’s life just around making a living, which can be an endless drudgery of existing to pay bills. However, this is the way most people carry on their lives.

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Source: Christian Post