The Trauma of Poverty

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“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” 3 John 1:2, NKJV.

My husband and I came from a life of poverty. We know what it’s like to struggle and not have enough to do what we need to do. We know what it’s like to live on welfare and walk away from it because we wanted a better life. Sometimes you can know what God’s word says, hear all of the prophecies, and know the promises of God, yet still struggle to believe any of it because of all you’ve experienced in the past. Maybe you’ve struggled for so long you don’t know what life looks like any other way. Don’t let the trauma of poverty keep in you in poverty. Don’t let the fact that life’s always been a struggle cause you to believe that it always will be.

The trauma of poverty can cause you to see the financial promises of God, but never enter into them. It can hinder the very desire to apply yourself to go after it. Jesus has made you free and that means you are free in every sense of the word. Now it’s up to you to make forward steps toward what God has put in your heart to do.

When you’re saying to yourself that something has to change, and when you’ve reached a breaking point, that’s an indicator that it’s time to breakthrough. It’s time to apply yourself. God desires that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your word. I long for this area of my life to change. I want to experience your promises in my life. I want it to be real for me. Help me believe. Help me to apply myself. Help me breakthrough. Help me to not be afraid. Remove trauma from me and anything hindering me from moving forward and applying myself. You’ve given me power to get wealth, now it’s my time to do what it takes to get it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.