Chill, Baby, Chill

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How’s your bank account holding up? Is it filled to the brim, or do you worry that it’s growing leaner every month?

Is supporting your local church getting more and more difficult?

Does the money run out sooner every month? The car repair that cost $400 last summer just knocked your budget loopy with a $600 hit last week?

How bad will things be in five years? Will we even be able to send the kids to college? Will retirement ever be feasible?

God says, “Chill, Baby, chill. I’ve got things under control.”

Well, maybe God didn’t say it exactly like that, but it means the same. Let’s read our Master’s words in Matthew 6:34.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Do your sleepless nights add any cash to your bank account? I thought not.

Have you talked to your pastor? Perhaps there are services you can donate to increase your support.

Weigh out maintenance costs versus a new car payment. Maybe it’s time to let the old clunker go.

Put a monthly contribution in a fund you never touch. $100. $200. Whatever you can afford. Then let college and retirement take care of themselves.

God is in control. We can’t control the world around us. We must make the best decisions we can with the information we have at the time, release the situation, and move on. Our faith in God is just that: faith. We can’t see it, we can’t touch it, but it wraps us with reassurance. God is the Lord of all, and he will do our worrying for us.

When we turn our situation over to God, it is no longer our concern.

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