The Bible does indeed promise health and wealth for God’s people, but this promise will not be fully realized until heaven and earth are restored (Rev. 21:1–4). While we do see some of the firstfruits of these physical blessings when God heals and provides for us, we must understand that we will suffer. The only thing promised to us at all times is “every spiritual blessing” (Eph. 1:3). Ask God to teach you how to be content with His provision.
Those who pray and offer financial support to missionaries and other full-time Christian workers are vital to carrying out the Great Commission. When we pray for and give money to Christian service, we play a role as important as that of the missionary, teacher, or evangelist. Take some time to evaluate the different ministry needs of which you are aware. Consider praying for and giving money to an individual, church, or organization that is serving the Lord.