The Lord Gives
And the world takes away
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
I’m convinced the only true way to obtain joy and peace is to trust God. Money in the bank, and insurance might give us peace of mind, but they’re just Band-Aids on a fatal wound. The saying (it’s not in the Bible) is, “the Lord gives, and the Lord takes away”; the truth is, “the Lord gives, and the world takes away”. The world revolves around money, and we are encouraged to operate in a state of fear; mainly, fear of not having enough money.
Here’s how it is when we trust in God: Right this minute, we don’t have a lot of money, but we have enough money. If and when we come to a point where we have lots of money, we will still only have enough money. And if the time comes when we have no money, we will still have enough money—if we trust God.
When we trust God instead of the banks, insurance companies, pills, and the government, He will fill us with all joy and peace, and we will overflow with hope. Because (this is in the Bible) He will never leave us, or forsake us.