Faith In Financial Distress

Jana Carlson

Jana Carlson

How can we hold onto faith in severe financial difficulty? How does God provide? What are the true riches to be found in Christ? Read my story.

Financial difficulty can be a painful test of faith.

Have you ever fed your kids popcorn or cake for a meal because it’s all you had? Ever gone through unemployment or “lost everything”? We have.

Blessed Are The Poor

Proclaiming the faithfulness of God is one of my favorite activities. For real. I never tire of it.

In a season of incredible financial hardship, God gave us a treasure trove of Truth and built up our faith in unimaginable ways. He provided for us through real-life miracles. But more than that, He proved to us that He is true to His Word.

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

When we had nothing, when we were trying everything, when all of our efforts came up short and there was nothing more we could do, we dug into God’s Word.

He promised to provide all our needs (Philippians 4:19). He did that, but not in the ways or in the timing we expected. He did far beyond what we expected.

That season of poverty and stress was life-changing. The impact it had on our faith laid a foundation that has gotten us through countless other trials and hardships.

Be Encouraged

I want to encourage you today. Don’t give up hope.

Read the rest of my story over at Flourishing Today.

10 Responses

  1. God always provides, but so often (like you said) it is certainly not in the ways or in the timing we expected. Sometimes I just like to sit back and see how He’s going to meet my needs. He always meets them. Many times I have been so overwhelmed at how much He loves and takes care of me. Great post! Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

  2. This hits very close to home for the season of life that we are walking through right now. The truth is, if I don’t trust God to meet my needs when things are tight, I don’t trust him with any part of my life. It’s just lip service if I don’t believe he can take care of me when the bottom line doesn’t add up at the end of the month.

    1. Danell, it’s so easy to say we trust God or to declare His faithfulness when things are going well. It’s when we’re really struggling that the depth of our faith is revealed. And that’s one of the great by-products of trials… Without them, how would our faith grow? I’m sorry you’re in this season right now. I’ve said a prayer for you and am trusting God to bring richness to you in this valley.

  3. I just finished writing a post about Trusting God with our finances and I completely agree with everything you wrote here. Your words are very encouraging. I think we have all struggle with our finances at one point or another, so knowing that we can trust God’s faithfulness to us is a truth that we need to engrave in our hearts. Shared your post!

  4. Yes, Great is His faithfulness. It comes easier to have faith to believe in some situations over others, doesn’t it. Thank you for sharing this post and your encouraging words. Trusting God in our finances can be hard sometimes, but we must do it. blessings, we are neighbors over at Lyli’s today.

    PS.: if you are looking for another place to link to on Thursday’s I would love if you would consider joining my linkup #TuneInThursday – it opens Thursday 3 am PST and runs through Sunday night. You can find it at

    1. Praise God for His faithfulness! The more we get to know Him, the easier it becomes to trust Him. It’s a lifelong practice. Thanks for stopping by Debbie, and thanks for the invitation!

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