The Dreaded Budget

January 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

So my wonderful DH and I have been working on our family budget. There is going to potentially be a large income loss hitting us in the next month or two, so we knew it was extremely important to get the budget sorted out WITHOUT this income source as soon as possible.  So we sat down with DH’s old “Financial Peace University” course that he took, by Dave Ramsey. The program is awesome, and it really works. But it’s hard. It’s a lot of work. And it requires you to pre-spend all of your money. Down to the penny.

So we have a budget. While it’s really nice to see the bills paid, it’s really hard to see no money left over. Even though some of the money is allocated towards savings or debt repayment, it’s hard to know that there will be literally $0 when payday arrives again. It has been suggested that perhaps I should get a little job just to have a little spending money.  And perhaps that is the right answer. I guess we’ll see how a month or so goes on the strict budget, and go from there!

But praise God that we have enough money for the bills! The important thing is that bills are paid, kids are fed, cupboards are full, and laundry is still being done. Praise God for our Jehovah Jireh – our provider! It’s so important to remember in these moments that God is our source, not DH’s job. The job is one way that God provides for our needs. And he has so clearly reminded us over and over again that He will provide for all of our needs, according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus! My God has the funds, and He’ll give them to me! I just have to let him. 😉

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