David's 23rd Psalm has been treasured in the hearts of men and women for centuries, the world over. It seems to describe the perfect relationship between sheep and shepherd, man and God. The millions of people it has comforted, throughout the tragedies of generations, cannot be estimated.
The first line contains these words: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
"I shall not want" means I shall not have any need for anything.
If you truly believe that, then why, as a homemaker, are you succumbing to the doubts and fears concerning money? It is not the wife's responsibility to worry about the living. It is the man's. If the Lord is your shepherd, as you claim, then you must obey Him. Man has no business altering God's plan for women. The world is trying it, and it is a disaster: nervous women, troubled children, unkept houses, neglected hospitality. I shall not want. If you quote that and then leave the home for the pursuit of money, you are saying you shall want, and that you do want. The Bible stays the same and it covers all eras and all generations during all crisis and all circumstances. In stead of changing the pattern to fit yourself, try changing yourself to fit the great pattern.
Further reading about jobs http://fullofgraceseasonedwithsalt.blogspot.com/2010/03/give-back-your-careers.html
Also, the book, "Is a Job Really Worth it?" by Sue Hill Boggs. Not everything in it will be agreeable to everyone but there are some good points about faith, in this book. It seems to say, "Oh ye of little faith. If God so clothes the birds of the air and the grass of the field, will he not also clothe you?"
In our country, there are no neglected widows or orphans. We do have government pensions and welfare system. One would be hard pressed to even find an orphan, for they are all well cared for in foster homes and Christian childrens homes, or by relatives. Women have taken to worrying about what will happen to them should their husbands die.