“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:25).
This verse has always spurred me on towards doing good. It’s a great reminder that when you give to others, far from losing out (as the world would have you believe), you actually gain from it. When you refresh others, you’ll be refreshed yourself.
I don’t know how that refreshing will look for you, but personally, God has met my financial needs; He’s put just the right people in my life at just the times I’ve needed their encouragement … I know I’ve mentioned Kelly before on the blog (a songwriter in the US): We’re not in-touch so much now, but 2006 was a very difficult year, and the words to her songs a real Godsend (my favourites aren’t on YouTube, sadly).
Can you see God in the middle of your difficulty? My prayer is that you’ll look back one day and see how He supported you, and if you’re going through a hard season at the moment, this is a place where you’re free to comment if you want to. I’m happy to chat.