What I've learned from debt

Kathryn Nielson  ·  Dec 31, 2017

Here's what I've learned from being in debt:

  1. Being content with what you’ve been given is priceless. Looking back, I can see just how true Proverbs 27:20 was about us: “Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.” (KJV)
  2. When possessions become more important than people, we become slaves to the very things we own. “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1, NASB).
  3. What stuck out to me the most is that God does the heavy lifting. He does the fixing and redeeming. None of us, no matter what we have done, have wandered beyond the reach of His redemption. Not even my husband and I after accumulating thousands of dollars in debt. Our job is simply to surrender and obey. Psalm 103:4 says that He “redeems your life from the pit.”

—Kathryn Nielson