Many of my problems have arisen out of my discontentment when a perceived need I had was only an illusion. Instead of trusting God to provide something, I have gone in debt. All that did was put me in bondage to banks and financial institutions. The greatest lesson I ever had was when I learned to be content with what I have. Now, when I think I need something, all I have to do is talk with the Lord about it. If I have peace and the money to purchase it, I look for the best bargain. If I have peace but not enough money, I wait until He provides it or I have the cash. If I don’t have peace, I don’t get it. I thank God for meeting all of my real needs through Jesus Christ.
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."
"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'"