Does God bless His children financially?
Yes - IF you are abiding in the New Covenant relationship with Him, and IF you are walking in love towards people, especially financially when you are able.
This seems to discount the faith of millions of people, many of whom are poor yet of stronger faith and sacrifice than their wealthy brethren.
Does God bless His children financially? Sometimes, as mentioned above, He blesses us with what we need to do His will, not what we may want. Ones financial standing has little to do with their faith, worth, or standing with God.
What cannot be ignored is that wealth is often more of a curse than a blessing, camel and eye of a needle and all that. Prosperity is just as likely of the devil, perhaps more so than of God.
In my humble, and financially challenged opinion, and therein perhaps a bias.
Yes, but do we take God at His Word, or not? God says...
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
As I stated earlier, God does bless His children financially - those who meet His qualifications.
First - are we in the Covenant with God? If not, forget it. The promises of God are all bound up within the New Covenant, and if one is not walking in covenant relationship with God, the promise is not applicable to them.
Second - are we proven good stewards of God's money (because it isn't ours in the first place)? I know people who had money but never gave to God...and little by little their money was lost. Now they struggle but still don't give God money, so they blame God for not meeting their needs.
Third - yes, some people cannot handle money, so I believe that God will not give it to them in excess. Enough to help others, but then again, if one does not help another when they have the financial means to, who are they to expect anything from God?
When we turn to the Scriptures and look at what God has to say about finances, we learn all we need to know about it - the next step is taking action on what we know. I am not rich, but we give to God and help people out financially when we can...and sometimes when it is my last $20...but you know what...God always comes through. We are not hungry, the car doesn't break down, no one throws a rock through our windows...we are always able to pay our bills and get gas. I say these things because I know church folk who don't give God money, who don't help the less fortunate but instead by themselves things they don't need. When bill-paying time comes, they have no money...their car breaks down...someone throws a rock through one of their windows............
I had a preacher one time say this: "If you don't give God what is His, He will take it one way or another, and don't expect to be blessed by Him either!"
I am not saying that is your lot...but perhaps your symptoms demonstrate the underlying problem...Are you in covenant relationship with God? If you have no idea what I am talking about, or what I mean, that is your first clue. Do you give to God? Do you help the less fortunate when you can...and maybe even when it is your last dollar?
I hope this helps!