And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:8
“The greatest hurt in my past was distrust in provision. Stewardship and generosity were God’s prescribed medication to heal my wound.”
Roger Lam in Lose to Find: Change of Control – A Journey of Trust and Obedience (Nashville: Elm Hill, 2019) 49.
In his second book, and another must-read resource, Roger recounts the journey of surrendering control and trusting God. It’s a powerful page-turner. In one of those key moments in the story, he makes this statement. If it was a movie the music would be extra dramatic.
Notice that in the journey of trust starts with bringing hurts of the past into the light. After He does this, he reports how God’s path design of stewardship and generosity is “God’s prescribed medication” to bring the healing that is needed.
If you are struggling to be generous as we seek to move past COVID-19, the cure for worry and fear over provision is to give. When you do, as Paul states, you discover God’s grace abounds toward you. You don’t figure it out until you live it out.