A few days ago, I was drawn to the window for a look at the pleasant scene of sunshine, flowers, and beautiful birds. The Lord chose that time to remind me of his outlook on the human emotion of worry.
Today, the sun is hidden behind a cloudy sky. Our weather forecast is a threat of thunderstorms. And surprisingly enough, God chooses this time to remind me of another lesson, where Paul states: “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11).
As usual, I felt a need to dig deeper. So, I turned to our dictionary. I found the word Content has several definitions: (1) a state of peaceful happiness, (2) satisfy or please, and (3) freedom from care or discomfort.
How many of us can boast of Paul’s accomplishment in this area, to be “content whatever the circumstances”? I will be the first to confess a severe problem on this topic, because I seldom spend a day when I do not turn to God with something that I want him to fix. But he tells us to “ask” (Luke 11:9), so I obey that verse of scripture.
I must remember, when we ask, God expects us to leave the problem with him, not worry about it. So, today, he reminds me to find contentment in my faith, that He is “able to do more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
Finally, dear friends, as we prepare to celebrate Resurrection Sunday, I hope you find a place to be content in the Lord.
Be Blessed, Donna