Rising prices can be frightening. They make life feel uncertain, like we’re
not sure what’s going to happen next.
Maybe your family can’t go on vacation like you always did. Maybe you’re
not getting the car you always thought you would have or you’re not sure if
you can afford to attend college. Maybe you don’t know if your family will
be able to buy groceries or medication this month.
With all the rising prices, it can be difficult to afford everything we
want and need. It can be scary to think about the future because we don’t
know how it will go.
But one thing to remember even when things are going crazy is that God is
with us. He is still watching over us just as much today as He was
yesterday and last week and last year. God knows about the issues we’re
facing. He knows when we’re struggling, and He can help us. God can give us
peace during difficult times. He can guide us and get us through the
toughest circumstances. Nothing is too big for Him to deal with, and
nothing comes as a surprise to Him.
So when we get stressed out about rising costs or anything else going wrong
in the world, we can turn to God and trust Him to take care of us. His care
can come in many different forms, and one way is through His people, the
church. In times of economic hardship, we can work together to take care of
each other and share His love (Romans 12:13). When we demonstrate His love
by giving and receiving help, we get to show that God’s love is living and
activethat the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead also lives in
us (Romans 8:11; 1 John 3:17-24). The truth of His love remains rock solid
even in the most unsteady times. Bethany Acker
When we’re anxious about the future, Jesus feels our pain. He loves us
and walks with us. How could this truth bring us comfort and help us feel
secure when life feels unsteady?
Has anyone ever helped you when you were struggling financially? Have you
ever helped someone else? What was it like?
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (CSB)