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Following the Truth: Worrying About Finances? Here’s A Message From Jesus…
FolloeingtheTruth.com ^ | 01-04-13 | Gary Zimak

Posted on 01/13/2013 4:47:52 PM PST by Salvation

Worrying About Finances? Here’s A Message From Jesus…

Jan 4th, 2013 by Gary Zimak

As the author of a book on anxiety, I do a lot of speaking about the topic. As a result, I’ve met many people who are worried about lots of things. Somewhere near the top of the list are those who are struggling financially. Many people don’t know how they will pay their rent, buy food or pay their bills. Jesus has a clear message about this matter. It has nothing to do with financial irresponsibility or burying one’s head in the sand. Rather, it’s a reminder that we should place our trust in God’s providence. The road may be bumpy, there could be lots of twists and turns, but the Lord really does understand that we have material needs. Read this passage, over and over if necessary. In the meantime, keep praying and trust…

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” (Matthew 6:25-33)



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: bible; catholic
Appropriate timing, in my opinion.

Please add your own advice.

1 posted on 01/13/2013 4:48:00 PM PST by Salvation
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To: nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 01/13/2013 4:50:24 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All

On the practical side of things....pay off your credit cards and pay cash.


3 posted on 01/13/2013 4:50:24 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Grandma’s worry about grown children and now grand children, so thiese are good verses for me. I have taught them this principal but it is hard seeing them struggling for things they think they need. Thank you for this reminder.


4 posted on 01/13/2013 5:03:13 PM PST by Ramonne
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To: Salvation
Noah also prepared by building his arc.

Canned goods, guns, ammo and dried food storage couldn't do any harm.

5 posted on 01/13/2013 5:23:45 PM PST by caltaxed
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To: Salvation

Very good message: accepting God’s Will! We can trust God, no matter how ridiculous, perilous, or mysterious our plight may be; we can trust that He is watching, guiding, and protecting us even when all looks so horribly lost.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 5:26:13 PM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Salvation

I struggle with a belief in a benevolent God. What about kids who starve in the Sudan don’t they count?


7 posted on 01/13/2013 5:39:18 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Salvation

Thanks! I needed this today so the timing is, as always, providential.


8 posted on 01/13/2013 5:40:05 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (I once saw a movie where only the police & military had guns. It was called "Schindler's List")
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To: Salvation

BFL


9 posted on 01/13/2013 5:54:11 PM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Salvation

Excellent advice.

Applies, as well, to health issues. I had a health scare recently, and, after I prayed for God to help me to accept His plan for me, a wonderful peace descended upon me. (Turned out to be non-life-threatening, after all.)


10 posted on 01/13/2013 6:14:06 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Ramonne

Yes, it is difficult not to worry about grown children. I think there is a saying from St. Padre Pio — and I am paraphrasing, “If you worry, prayer won’t do any good. If you pray, you don’t need to worry.”


11 posted on 01/13/2013 6:22:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: caltaxed

aec? like a curved line between two points, if my geometry serves me correctly.

I think you mean “ark.”


12 posted on 01/13/2013 6:24:11 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Bigg Red

And daily Mass is wonderful for that prayer, too.


13 posted on 01/13/2013 6:25:46 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: caltaxed

I think he built an ARK.


14 posted on 01/13/2013 6:49:21 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan
I was welding this afternoon and thinking about a different type of arc.

The canned goods, guns, ammo, etc still apply.

15 posted on 01/13/2013 7:32:03 PM PST by caltaxed
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To: Salvation

LOL! Then I spelled it wrong. Oh, well, the e and the r are worn out on my keyboard.


16 posted on 01/13/2013 7:37:05 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

This was very inspirational to me tonight.

Thank-you for posting this.

I am down to my last $2000.

I am less apprehensive about this, because of your post.

Tomorrow I will fight another day.


17 posted on 01/13/2013 8:04:04 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

And remember to pray.


18 posted on 01/13/2013 8:10:40 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Blackirish

Sadly, Blackirish, people starve only at the hands of other people, not because the means doesn’t exist to feed them. That isn’t God’s fault.


19 posted on 01/13/2013 9:03:08 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Blackirish

Sadly, Blackirish, people starve only at the hands of other people, not because the means doesn’t exist to feed them. That isn’t God’s fault.


20 posted on 01/13/2013 9:04:27 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Blackirish
I struggle with a belief in a benevolent God. What about kids who starve in the Sudan don’t they count?

I'm told they get a free ticket to "heaven" because of their innocence, according to some here. So all is good.

21 posted on 01/13/2013 9:42:08 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Blackirish
Philosopher Peter Kreeft on the meaning of suffering This is long, but the thought process is important.
22 posted on 01/13/2013 9:48:14 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Salvation

Jesus Saves!


23 posted on 01/13/2013 9:59:25 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Salvation

“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”

“Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart.”

“Do you not see the Madonna always beside the tabernacle?”

“The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of the trial and in the exaltation after the combat. “

“Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament.”

“Fear not because God is with you.”

“Prayer is the oxygen of the soul.”

“Who can assure us that we will be alive tomorrow? Let us listen to the voice of our conscience, to the voice of the royal prophet: “Today, if you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart.” Let us not put off from one moment to another (what we should do) because the (next moment) is not yet ours. “

“Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!”

“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.”


24 posted on 01/13/2013 11:21:40 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Salvation

http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2006/09/my-favorite-padre-pio-quotes.html


25 posted on 01/13/2013 11:22:39 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Salvation

Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”


26 posted on 01/13/2013 11:27:33 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Salvation

Prudent stewardship is useful, although it doesn’t guarantee financial security. Fear and anxiety aren’t useful at all.


27 posted on 01/14/2013 6:24:30 AM PST by Tax-chick (Please explain how my being in a fuss would help the situation.)
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To: ottbmare

Thanks for the link.


28 posted on 01/14/2013 8:14:49 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: johngrace

Great quotoes! Thanks.


29 posted on 01/14/2013 8:16:17 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

LOL! quotes!


30 posted on 01/14/2013 8:20:21 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Blackirish

There is an excellent charity called “Food for the Poor”. What makes them so great is that they are very efficient with their funds. Most of what you give goes to the poor, they keep very little for administration expenses. YOu can also donate (through the of course) the means to construct water wells, and stuff like fruit trees, livestock, etc. We’ve been very happy with this charity.


31 posted on 01/14/2013 8:21:45 AM PST by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: Salvation
There are some other links about worrying in this list. It must be one of the author's favorite subjects.

Following the Truth: Worrying About Finances? Here’s A Message From Jesus…
Following the Truth: Ten Saints Every Worrier Should Know [Catholic and Open]
Following the Truth: Avoiding Advent Pitfalls
Following the Truth: The Year Of Faith – 10 Things You Should Know [Catholic Caucus]
Following the Truth: One Way To Be Sure You’re Following God’s Will… [Catholic & Open]
Following the Truth: Don’t Take The Our Father So Personally! [Catholic and Open]
Following theTruth: 5 Facts That Must Be Ignored Before Accusing Catholics Of “Mary Worship”![Cath & Open]
Following the Truth: Empty Churches – Where Should We Draw The Line?
Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 7 (Her Final Words) [Catholic Caucus]

Following the Truth: Recognizing Jesus In The Eucharist [Catholic Caucus]
Following the Truth: Follow Me… [into Holy Week]
Following the Truth: No Greater Love… [Catholic and Open]
Following the Truth: Don’t Just Feel Sorry For Jesus… [Catholic and Open]
Following the Truth: The Easiest Way To End Up In Hell… [Catholic and Open]
Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 6 (The Wedding At Cana) [Catholic Caucus]
Following the Truth: Lent: Becoming Uncomfortable About Being Comfortable [Catholic or Open]
Following the Truth: Spiritual Exercises – Week One [of Lent] In Review
Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 5 (Losing Jesus), [Catholic Caucus]
Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 4 (The Magnificat) [Catholic Caucus]

Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 3 (Submission) [Catholic Caucus]
Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 2 (Humility)[Catholic Caucus]
Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice: Part 1, Confusion [Catholic Caucus]
Following The Truth: 3 Suggestions For Hearing And Responding To God’s Voice [Catholic and Open]
Following The Truth: Layoffs, Death and Preparation [Catholic and Open]
Following The Truth: Contemplating Death [Catholic and Open]
Following the Truth: The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Do… [Catholic and Open]
Following The Truth: The Priesthood — A Priceless Gift (Catholic and Open)
Following The Truth: Parents…Are You Doing Your Job? (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Confession – Is It Still Necessary? (Catholic or Open)

Following The Truth: The Feast Of St. Stephen – A Case Of Bad Timing? (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers? (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: What If Mary Said “No”? (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Jesus Is Waiting – Don’t Forget To RSVP! (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: So, You Just Received Jesus…Now What? (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: An Advent Challenge: Love Your Enemies! (Catholic and Open)
Following The Truth: The Journey To Bethlehem is Not Comfortable! (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Does God Want Us To Worry? (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: The Morning Offering – Pray Without Ceasing! (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: A (Lenten) Advent “Weight” Loss Program (Catholic or Open)

Following The Truth: Hurry Up, Lord…I’m Waiting! (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Evangelize? Sorry, But I’m Catholic! (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Ten Facts Most Catholics Don’t Know (But Should!) (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Letting Your Conscience Be Your Guide(What Jiminy Cricket Didn’t Tell You) [Catholic or Open]
Following The Truth: Catholic “Fluff” – The Enemy Within (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Appreciating The Gift Of Suffering (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Satan’s Attack On The Church – What You Can Do! (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: Saying “Y-E-S” to God During Lent (and Advent) [Catholic or Open]
Following the Truth: Spiritual Dryness: “I Don’t Feel Anything!” (Catholic or Open)
Following The Truth: A Biblical Roadmap To The One, True Church (Catholic or Open)

32 posted on 01/14/2013 8:22:46 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Lucky Scrunchy

Ping


33 posted on 01/14/2013 10:55:52 AM PST by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: MarineMom613

for later (a keeper)


34 posted on 03/24/2013 8:39:11 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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