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Q:

I have prayed and prayed for God to help us get out of debt somehow and bless us with more money, but He doesn't do anything. I hate living like this. Why doesn't God do something? Is He punishing us?


A:

No, God isn’t necessarily punishing you for something you did wrong. We live in a fallen, sin-scarred world, and, because of this, life isn’t always the way we wish it were.

At the same time, God often has lessons to teach us when we face problems and adversity. He also can use life’s hard experiences to knock the rough edges off our lives and change us into the people He wants us to be. Have you ever stopped to ask God what He wants to do in your lives through this experience? The psalmist prayed, “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths” (Psalm 25:4).

What does He want to teach you? I can’t answer this question for you–but I urge you to seek it with a humble heart and an open mind. Perhaps He wants to change your attitude; perhaps He wants to give you new goals in life. Whatever it is, put Christ first in your life, and then ask Him to help you trust Him and not let the things of this world crush your spirit or dominate your thinking. The Apostle Paul said, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11).

Then get practical help for your financial problems. Perhaps a wise businessman in your church or a nonprofit financial counseling agency in your community can help you find ways to tackle your debts and budget your finances. God often answers our prayers by bringing people into our lives who can help us.

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5 Comments

  1. Carol says:

    I need your help Father God hear all of prayers and give us a way out”. I love you!

  2. saleshni says:

    Iam in the situation of debt need your prayers and help

    1. Nelleen says:

      For the past 5 years plus, I have been faced with financial burdens because of poor choices from my dad. I feel as though I am being punished and am facing a hard difficult life because of his decisions. He trusted and helped so many people, but my sister and I suffer the most. God I hope you can help him. I am not in the position to make it on my own but one day I will. His account has placed him in more debt and he paid his taxes, but again I have to wake up everyday thinking where is the next step to where I have to live. It’s overbearing and I try to be strong. I just hope God hears my prayers. I just want peace, stability, love and happiness. I wish my home was secured for us to live. I know it we don’t have anyone to help us. I wish God would give me a miracle.

  3. Liz says:

    I know God wants the best for me please ask God to free me from finanical debt

  4. Annah Marope says:

    God my God please help me out of debts.