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God, Help My Unbelief | The Folly of Money

God, Help My Unbelief | The Folly of Money

Mark 9:24 (NASB) —  “Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief. 

My struggles over the past few days have been that of my unbelief. Not in God, not in my Lord, Jesus Christ, but in myself. It’s unbelief that questions “why does God care or want to help me?”

Money Issues | Unbelief

Right now my only problems in life are money problems. I have no health problems, my family has no health problems, we have food to eat, a roof over our heads and yet I still have unbelief. Why would God care about my money problem, when so many people in the world have problems money cannot fix?

I am thankful that my only problems are money related, but this is where questions lie within me. Why if I am doing the things God is asking me to do, would He allow me to struggle in this area more than any other? Why of all the elements of the world to worry about, do I focus on money?

What does God say? | Unbelief

God wrote about money more than any other topic in the Bible besides love. He said in 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)  “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” Maybe this is where I am. I grieved over something that doesn’t matter in the spiritual world. Perhaps I have placed money in front of God, and that’s why He has me dealing with the issues I face, to see which I choose, Him or money.

Yesterday, I chose money. I worried to the point of making myself sick. Today, I replace my money with God, and I will focus on the one true God. The God of my life and I hand it over to Him. And I pray “God, I do believe, but help me with my unbelief.”

 

Author: Jody Burkeen is the Founder of Man Up Gods Way.

 

4 Comments

  1. W. Tyler Peel

    I can so relate to this… I worry about money mostly so that I can take care of my family. I’ve never really wanted to be rich, just not to have to worry about it so much. But I probably shouldn’t anyway.

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    • Stanley Seabrook Jr

      I don’t worry about money. I think about wats to make it constantly. I really want to increase my spiritual life but I am consumed by work I am business owner and I am attending grad school and working a full time job. I provide well for my family but I wish I could do the same with working less. I know the school and will the busy time is temporary but what should I do during this season to strengthen my spirituality. I attend church every Sunday and read devotionals daily and spiritual info from your website. I just joined uncommon men

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  2. Scott J

    Not entirely related to money, but rather more directed at the “help my unbelief” statement. I believe this statement is more about our humanity, and as long as we are in this body, we will always have that sliver of doubt or unbelief. God wants to make us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ, and that is going to be a lifelong process. The challenge is are we willing to allow God to transform us or are we going to struggle in our doubts and fears–our unbelief. Are we willing to allow God to change us from the inside out? It’s got to start with turning our wills over to God as we renew our minds by applying his promises to our everyday life. Do we trust God enough to take care of our every need?

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  3. Ray

    Good Morning All
    This is an excellent topic (money) that most Christians typically get wrong for many reasons. Normally it’s due to lack of studying God’s word concerning money. In my opinion it begins with giving. Understanding tithe, offerings and the spirit of giving. Most money problems can be handled through giving.. There are so many Scriptures dealing with Gods increase in your life but, a great place to begin is Malachi 3:8-12.
    It’s the only place in his word that God asks us to test him..
    That’s pretty incredible!!!

    Reply

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