To Be Content in the Lord
Can we be content in this Pandemic, peaceful protests, violent riots, and injustice?
What Does It Mean to Be Content in All Circumstances?
Contentment is not in what we eat, do, or where we live. Contentment is being satisfied in all circumstances of life regardless of what is happening. The contentment in our hearts has to be solely focused on God because only He can satisfy.
In these uncertain times, “In all circumstances we are supposed to endure.” How would you react if Jesus asked you to come and follow Him, leaving everything you have behind? The disciples left what they had known but they left knowing that they chose to follow Jesus.
The disciples had many concerns about food and comfort. Diving into an unknown circumstance takes faith to trust God in that He is leading you along the way. Life is enduring the uncertain, and in all that God is and has given us. Contentment does not know what’s ahead, it knows that God has got your back and He won’t ever leave you.
“True godliness with contentment is a great wealth. Understand we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
“But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:6-11
Content in All Circumstances
In Philippians 4:12-13, Paul speaks about the secret to being content. Paul states that “I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content, whether well-fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
God created us, so He knows exactly what we need when we need it. If you are truly in Christ Jesus in will meet all your need’s (bills, food, clothes). Think about the times when you did not know how the situation was going to unfold. This situation is like the times we are living in now. COVID-19 was not expected by most of the world to come and has devastated many countries. We did not know how to function properly because our everyday norm was interrupted and changed.
Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” We rejoice and be content because God has given us another day. We are not guaranteed tomorrow. The Bible also states in Matthew 6:33-34, that we should “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be take care of itself.”
Contentment is being satisfied in all circumstances of life regardless of what going on. Sickness is not what we were originally designed to battle with before sin entered the world. Everyday someone dies, has cancer, has depression and so many other horrid things that come about.
But if we keep our focus on the negatives, then we will never be content. All of the good and bad are a part of life. The contentment in our hearts has to be solely focused on God because only He can satisfy.
If we are not content, then we will do everything we can to find that contentment, whether it is through worldly things like entertainment, money, sex or food. Which is perishable and not sustainable? Our happy place, the place of comfort brings us temporary contentment. Let’s get real here; patience is not easy to be consistent in if we are constantly searching for contentment in things other than God.
But if we take heed and follow God’s voice in life’s circumstances, then we will know we are in good hands. In John 10:28-29, the Bible says, “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” Jesus knew the burdens He was about to face when He died on the cross.
Do you think He was content in dying for us even though He did not deserve to or if it didn’t lead to eternal salvation? So, why be afraid of the unknown when God says that you are His child and that no one can snatch you out of His hand?
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed Proverbs 17:22.
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