JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, I’m so sorry for your struggle—I understand how much fear you can feel when you’re unsure of having enough. But in truth, facing a slim wallet can be a blessing in disguise as it urges you to shift to focusing on the treasure of your heart.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
—Jesus to the crowd, Matthew 6:19–21 NASB
How do you make yourself rich in your Father’s kingdom? By giving of your heart. And you can start investing today just by looking around you and offering a hand to an older man who stumbles, helping a lost dog find his way home or giving a cashier a look of knowing kindness when she fumbles. Every time you send your heart out to another in kindness, it’s like you’re adding another gold nugget to your treasure in Heaven.
What’s most beautiful about this is you’ll find that by opening your heart and giving, you’ll happen upon opportunities that will lead to a lessening of your worries. That older man you help may know someone who’s looking for an employee like you. That lost dog may be returned to an owner who bestows a reward. That cashier may scan a store coupon she has on your behalf. Give and you shall receive…now and eternally.