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Friday, May 5, 2023

Where to Find Financial Security

In Philippians 4:19 I read, “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”


Where do I find and put my security?

Putting my trust in my bank account, job, or investments is a recipe for heartache. Why? Because I can lose all of those things.

What’s wise to find security in something that cannot be taken from me: God! If I want God’s blessing for my life, I need to learn to trust in God’s wealth and not my own.

Here’s what the Bible says about God’s wealth: “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 ESV).

While my job is where I earn my income, I’m learning that it shouldn’t be my security. My job is a channel, but God is my source. When I can fully understand this, I’ll have so much less stress in life. 

To further illustrate this, what If I turned on the faucet in the kitchen and no water came out, what would I do? Would I think, “Oh, the world has run out of water! There’s no water coming out of the faucet, so there must not be any left”?

Of course not. I’d know the problem is not with the source. There’s plenty of water in the world. The problem is the channel; it’s gotten blocked one way or another.

So it can be the same way in my life. If one channel gets blocked and the “faucet” stops working, it doesn’t mean the whole supply has dried up. God can easily turn on another faucet

It’s important for me to remember that God is not limited by my ability and capacity. I may be limited by my own capacity in the work I do. But my job is not what ultimately supplies my needs. My job is just a channel for God to supply my needs

If I start to think that my job is what keeps me financially secure, then I’m going to feel. I need to understand and embrace that God is the source of my supply. I can depend on him to know exactly what I need.

Jobs may come and go. Bank accounts rise and fall. Economies can go up and down. Stock markets can go bull or bear. It doesn’t matter!

No matter what happens, I can trust in God’s wealth for my security.

This is a great reminder for me today as I work through a full review of my income and investments. I can trust that God will always meet my needs. Whatever I need on earth he will always supply. I must remember the difference between my wants and my needs. While I will always want to feel good and to avoid discomfort and pain, I may not always get what I want. By trusting in Christ, my attitude and appetite can change from wanting everything to accepting his provision and power to live for him.