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Are You Broke Yet?

By Pat Young
Staff Writer – Here it is payday and your check is gone before you get the money in your hands. A lot of us can relate to that. When I look over my debts I sometimes think "Lord, I'll be glad when I can receive my check and spend it at my own leisure." I realize it may take me awhile to arrive at that place but I am determined to reach that goal. There are times when paydays go very smoothly for me and then there are times I sit down and say, "who will I pay this time?"

Circumstances arise where we have no control over them. I remember last year when I managed to save some money and then my transmission in my van decided to go on a mission. It left my van in bad shape. Well, I had to have it repaired. A few months later the gas line in my car decided not to hold gas anymore. So that broke and had to be replaced.

And then we have the situations with our children. They can be money robbers too. Recently my daughter's wisdom teeth decided to cause her problems. They had to be removed from her mouth. (Not too wise in my eyes. Why didn't they have the wisdom to stay put?) Butthey are now gone. It was another expense that had to be paid. So I found myself saying, "when will I stop being broke?" I was quickly reminded of God's Word:

And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

I repented and said, "Thank you Lord, for you have met my every need." I am not going to look at the circumstances but look at what the Lord is doing and has done. I am also looking at what He is going to do for my family and me.

As time has passed, I still have found my self struggling with whom to pay this time and nervously making the phone call to the debtor and saying " I will pay you on a certain date". During those rough times, I have learned that as long as I trust God, go to Him in faith believing, and rest in His peace, He will always come through for me.

I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread (Psalms 37:25).

So I ask myself the question, "Am I broke yet?" No way! As long as I trust my Lord and walk upright before Him and believe His promises are true for my family and me, I will never be broke another day in my life!

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