When My Faith Is Tested

Matthew Winters (Honest Thoughts from a Pastor)

I must say that this has been the most challenging week for me in the area of faith, specifically to finances. Many may assume that I would be full of faith because I am an ordained minister, but I want to be real and confess to a struggle that many in my position would try to hide.

Balancing God’s provision with my ability to provide has been an issue, and I think most men struggle with this. We, as men, feel like our success is based upon how much money we make. If we aren’t making enough to provide a certain lifestyle for our family, then we feel like a failure. Many men work more, only to sacrifice their family. I only have one chance with my family.

We naturally lean toward looking at the circumstances of life and computing things outside of God’s perspective. When we should be exercising…

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