When we think of contentment, we often associate it with an accomplishment. You worked very hard at something and you were successful.
Or, it’s that warm, calm feeling listening to rhythm of the rain hitting the roof at night.
Moments like these are just that. Moments.
What if I told you it is possible to have contentment everyday?
In the Bible, the Apostle Paul was beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, imprisoned, and more. Yet, he says this:
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Contentment comes from accepting what you cannot change. But you can only truly accept when you believe God is with you.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
4 thoughts on “contentment.”
True contentment is something the defies circumstance, and from my experience can only be found in one place … Christ Jesus. Without grounding myself in a daily relationship with Him, I cannot experience any amount of contentment for very long.
I’ve enjoyed reading through each of your A-to-Z posts.
Defies circumstances – very true! If we could imagine ourselves, like a trusting baby content in the mother’s arms, we can feel that same contentment. It’s something that is deep within us and is discovered when we are in desperate circumstances. Thank-you for your comment 🙂
There is contentment in knowing someone greater than us (or any earthly person) is in control. I wish I didn’t sometimes forget that… Love the painting you show. My husband and I have the same one in our dining room. It’s traveled to nearly every home we’ve lived in (we’re in #18 right now!).
Wow! #18. That painting really speaks, doesn’t it?
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