In times of economic crisis, we can become fearful that we will not have enough to cope with our daily needs. However this verse encourages us to remember that God is able to provide for us, and he is able to do this in abundance:
And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.
2 Corinthians 9: 8 (AMP)
Regardless of our situation, regardless of the economic climate, God is still in control. He has unlimited resources. And as His children, whom He loves, God is able to make His resources available to us when we are in need.
But when we have abundance, which is more than what we need, we are to remember others. He has given us the abundance, so that we can share what we have with those who are in need. When we are in a position to show that we care about the needs of those around us or far away from us, we are showing compassion just as Jesus did when he was on earth. By giving, we are being like Him in touching the lives of others for good.
The lesson is for us to receive so that we can give. To hold on to things in excess of what we need is to stop the flow of love going to those who need it.
May God open our hearts so we can see how we can do “good work and act of charity.”