God has a purpose for everything!
I’ve learned that God has a purpose for every set of circumstances He allows, and there is a need to seek His purposes and work along with His plan. Look to help others solve money problems. Recommend a reputable counselor or a good book (hint, hint), or prescribe a particular course of action. But also make sure you allow God the opportunity to work in that situation.
If you look at the world today, one thing is clear: Many of the problems in this world are God-sized problems. Although money can alleviate some circumstances and money is absolutely necessary for ministries to function, the most significant problems of the world cannot be solved with money alone. In fact, many financial problems, affecting both individuals and nations, are really symptoms of deeper spiritual problems. Our giving, no matter how generous, is just a small part of the solution.
When some people come to grips with this fact, they might become cynical, thinking, if my giving makes so little difference, why bother? But this question could also be asked about any other work in the kingdom of God. Sometimes it seems there is a lot of labor for such minimal results. God wants us to be faithful and obedient and to trust Him with the results. He has arranged His kingdom in such a way that it’s rare for one individual to have a huge, visible impact. Rather, His purposes advance through the combined efforts of countless individuals who, by faith, give, pray, teach, encourage, plan, organize, and do whatever task God assigns them.
The most significant challenge of wealth is not pondering where and how to give, or wondering whether our giving makes a difference in the big picture. Undoubtedly, the most significant challenge is the ongoing temptation to look to our wealth for security and significance. It’s easy to rely on wealth for assurance that you will always have your material needs met.
Wealth does provide a cushion against those day-to-day financial crises. But God’s Word tells us that money can never be a source of true security. For example, look at 1 Timothy 6:17: ―Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment (niv).