Our source of help is critical to our confidence and peace!

Financial Fears
Who is Your Helper? – Part 1

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:5-9

Key Verse: Hebrews 13:6

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

The Hebrew writer declared: “The Lord is my helper.”  He said it in the context of a discussion about finances.  The scripture here tells us not to “love money.”  The concept being taught in these verses is that if we make the Lord our helper, we won’t make money our “helper.”  Our source of help is critical to our confidence and peace!

Making money the “love” of our life and the source of our peace will leave us short of confidence.  Most of us have been around long enough to watch the world economy flip upside down; to witness huge companies go bankrupt, leaving hundreds without jobs.  If money is your source of help, you are on shaky ground.

If we make the Lord our focus for security in our finances, it will never run low.  The Lord will use money to help us, granting the amount that we truly need.  However, in this case, money becomes a “means,” not an “end;” a tool but not the source!  Our Father in heaven knows what we have need of and promises to take care of us (Matthew 6).

Every time a sense of fear about your finances starts to seep into your mind, say with the Hebrew writer: “The Lord is my helper.”  Claim the Lord as your source of financial security above all else!

Father, I proclaim you as my helper, so I will have no fear.  Thank you for providing me all I need.  In Jesus’s name, amen.

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