You may have never thought of giving as an act of trust, but it is! When you give, you’re basically telling God, “I trust
that You will provide for me, even as I give."
And the great part about that statement of trust is that it’s true. God can be trusted to provide even while we
give. God can be trusted to sustain you even though you have a little bit less. And I think that’s one of the huge takeaways when we give. We learn to trust and lean on God to provide for our needs.
It’s tempting to lean only on ourselves and trust only in our ability to generate financial security. But it’s draining,
Listen, God doesn’t want you to feel that pressure.
Anxiety is not a spiritual gift, believe me. But often times it’s not enough just to say, “Okay God, I trust you.” Sure we can sort of mentally believe that, but there’s still something inside of us that wrestles with that statement.
That’s why giving is so important. Giving helps us let go of our hold on money and the belief that we can provide for ourselves. Giving helps us release that anxiety and really place our trust in Him.
Matthew 6 says, “Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the
Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."
(Matthew 6:32 b-33 NLT).
Ask yourself, "Am I trusting in God to provide or in my own ability to provide?" As you do, consider creating a recurring gift. Try it for 3 months - even just a small amount. Make a decision to trust God with your finances and look forward to what He will do!