Your Trust

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

How do we respond to uncertainty? To times of instability? In recent years, faced with these conditions, many have reacted with fear and worry. Many even have stopped giving to God!

A recent Barna Group study reported that 41% of U.S. adults have reduced giving to nonprofit organizations “as a result of the poor economy.” In fact, 11% have completely stopped giving to churches. Why this reaction? The only answer can be that they have a flawed understanding or were giving for the wrong reason.

The Bible reminds us that giving is not to be based on world conditions but on our relationship with God as our provider and covenant partner. We are not giving to a church or organization but to God. In fact, giving is even more important during times of uncertainty, because this demonstrates that our faith is not in governments, banks, or economic policies, but in the Lord.

Giving is a key to being blessed. For God promised that, for those who bring their tithes into His storehouse, He will “open the windows of heaven” and “pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in” (Malachi 3:10).

Jesus taught this principle by saying, “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back” (Luke 6:38). This principle is true in any economic climate!

Today, make sure you aren’t thinking like the world. Remember that your “help comes from the LORD” (Psalm 121:2). Be confident that God will “supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). Trust Him, and watch Him multiply the seeds that you sow into His Kingdom.