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I am depressed. We're 2 months behind on mortgage. We can't afford Christmas gifts for our kids. And our food supply is low. We aren't on government support at all. Husband doesn't believe in it. And he won't go to charities. How can I be sure God hears and wants to help us with our problem?

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 ---Amy on 12/14/07
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You and your family are in my prayers. It is so hard when a man is willing and able to work, but can't find any. Please accept help from people because sometimes God answers our prayers in mysterous ways that we can't understand. The more people that know your plight, the faster you may get work.
---sue on 12/21/07

May I humbly offer testimony? I come from a poor background. My father was always unemployed and selling our belongings. Growing up this way brought me to God and the one thing I asked for was wisdom to deal with money and make it work for me. God gave me that through one scripture. Seek FIRST the Kingdom and all things will be ADDED to you. I realised I had to make EVERYTHING in my life about Kingdom first otherwise my needs would not be met. It did not happen immediately but now I need for nothing.
---Nicolette on 12/21/07

Continuing: People believe they put the Kingdom first and yet their needs are not met. Seeking the Kingdom is about MORE than obedience. It's about understanding HOW to apply Kingdom principles in your job for instance. Do you work for a pay check or use your job for the Kingdom? Do you point everything you do there to Christ or make it a habbit to include Him in everything you say and do? Do you do your work to the betterment of others first and point it to Him?

Don't mean to preach just help.
---Nicolette on 12/21/07

I don't know much about your situation. There may be some things unsaid. It appears your husband may have been brought up "old school" where men supported their wives and wouldn't take a handout.
Pray about it and seek the leading of the Lord. It just might be that you have to take the initiative in some areas such as getting food without giving him the idea that you're getting "uppity."
I'm sure you know what I mean.
May God bless.
---Frank on 12/20/07

Man it is so easy to preach. Get on your knees ask God to forgive you of any unconfessed sins. Ask Him to help you. And He will. After He helps you do not forget Him. God bless.
---catherine on 12/20/07

We aren't letting the kids starve. We are just having to mostly eat beans, rice, mac-n-cheese. Meat is just too costly. I'll try to talk my husband into getting food from an agency or something. But, we just want to get work. No one is hiring, and my husband isn't getting any jobs. Unless you've been without work, and unable to find a place that is hiring, you wouldn't understand how it can make you feel so worthless and a failure.
---Amy on 12/19/07

God has delivered me and my wife out of many finacial difficulties and I know that He can help anyone. You need to tell your husband that pride can hinder God's help, because sometimes He uses other means to pull us through. Ever heard the story of the man standing on a rock waiting on God to save him. God told him that He sent three boats by and he did not get in.
---jody on 12/19/07

Please tell him not to get offended by what I said, but that is a prideful thing when you won't ask for help. The early church had funds that were for that reason they ought to have them now. If they don't help, then the love of God is not in them. I pray that God will increase you and your husband. What ever you do, do not give up on God. If it helps try to remember the people in other countries that have no home at all. Lift up your hands and praise HIM
---jody on 12/19/07

Amy, how can you be sure? By knowing his Word, and standing on its truths.
---kady on 12/19/07

Now Mima! I am surprised that you fell for this one.
---Susie on 12/17/07

My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory through Jesus Christ.(paraphrased) Do you tithe? Do you give of your time? It doesn't have to be money. God's law is planting and harvest. Plant a seed. Gain your harvest. I know this to be true. He did it for me and He will do it for you!!!!
---Karen on 12/16/07

If you are in dire straits, be practical.
Go to your local services and ask for help.
Do not let your kids go hungry.

In the 80's, a proud Christian husband was out of work. He refused charity and help. His teenaged boy went to school hungry, no lunch money. That boy died from starvation.
If your children are hungry, do not let them starve. Remember the life preserver story - help was available but refused?
---Bob on 12/16/07

When it comes down to a food emergency for children, procrastination on your part is not wisdom. It's cruelty.
In a society where pets are treated like royalty, there's no excuse for a child to go hungry.
This is one situation where the kids come first. The scripture, "better a millstone be tied around your neck than to hurt one of my little ones" comes to mind.
---Bob on 12/16/07

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---mima on 12/15/07

Its not a question of how can you be sure. faith is the substance of things hoped for and not seen. So tho you circumstances are depressing you you have to rise above and know that the God you serve is bigger than your problem. When you do { just watch]
---brian3745 on 12/15/07

It seems like your husband's pride might be what is keeping you poor. There is no shame whatsoever in seeking help from anyone who can provide it. This kind of need is usually temperory, to get you over a bad patch so let your husband know that you are not suggesting you need permanent help. Everyone encounters a bad patch, in some way or another, at some time in their life and that is why there are agencies to help.
---RitaH on 12/15/07

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