Tithing helps you acknowledge that everything you have comes from God. When you get used to letting go of 10% before anything else, you are exercising your faith in God before your faith in money. As Christ said, you can’t serve God and money and where your treasure is your heart will be also. So Tithing protects you from financial stress first because it puts your perspective into an eternal and secure place. But also, God says to test him in the area of tithing and he is always faithful to provide when we honor Him in this way. This is my personal experience. It has never failed. I am 42 years old. I have practiced this since I was 16.