“And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19, Amplified.
Nothing puts a strain on a marriage like financial stress. As God’s daughter, I’m supposed to look to the hills from whence comes my help, but my husband and I had reached a point in our marriage when I was about to head for the hills. The landlord was threatening eviction, the refrigerator was empty, the water was cut off and our car was broke down. That’s enough to make any woman want to leave. Everything in me wanted to say, “You know what? I can do bad all by myself!” Oh but thank God even in my emotions, the Holy Spirit reminded me that as much as love my husband, God is my ultimate provider, not my husband or anyone else. He is the source of everything I need. And once that truth settled deeply in my heart, I was able to stop feeling so angry at my husband and our situation, and was able to focus on letting God help us get through it. Not only did God help us through it, He blessed my husband with a job making twice his salary. Everyday he goes to work praising God for His faithfulness and goodness, and I praise God for helping me to trust Him!
If you are in a financial crisis like we experienced for so many years, know that God will meet your needs even when your husband is unable to. Maybe he is sick and unable to work, or he may have been laid off, or is in between jobs. Or, you may be a single mother and having to work and take care of the home all by yourself. Whatever the case may be, know that the Lord will provide for you and your family. He will bless you with supernatural provision and will see you through every trial.
There’s no need for you to go around slamming doors, throwing dishes and throwing a tantrum because your husband isn’t providing. Turn all of your attention and focus on the Lord and say with all your heart, “Lord, it’s hard, but I trust you. I trust you will take care of me when my husband isn’t. I am Your daughter and You are my King. You are my ultimate provider and my source. I place all of my expectations on You. I ask that You fill every lacking place in my home and every lacking place in me. Strengthen me God. Encourage my husband deeply and help us to know with confidence that everything will be alright because You are our God and You are our provider. Get us through this and lead us into your blessing for our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”