The Heart of Contentment

The Heart of Contentment

I think one of the ugliest displays we can give is discontentment. Discontentment says I deserve more, bigger, and better! Discontentment looks at what God provides and finds reason to gripe and complain. Remember a familiar story from a group that kept looking fondly back to the past (conveniently forgetting they were in slavery!) and ignoring the daily miracle poured out for them?

“The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat? “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.” (Numbers 11:4–6)

We can point the finger at these guys and shake our heads in disgust, but how often are we guilty of the same disposition? The Beautifully Fierce Woman is filled with gratitude for God’s good gifts. Her heart is ruled by the peace of contentment. And if you’re wondering how you get contentment, here are a few of my thoughts.

Contentment flows from a heart that’s settled the three most important issues of life:

1. God is God.

He is sovereign and working all things out according to His plan.

2. God is good.

I can trust His provision, His plans and His personal work in my life because He is trustworthy.

3. God is worthy of all my worship.

He is my greatest treasure. He is where my heart is; all my deepest longings are fulfilled in Him. He is my complete sufficiency and Who I most value.

When I sink deeply into those truths, I can be at rest and content with what He allows. I can cease striving. I can stop trying to control people and circumstances. I can stop manipulating and pressuring. I can find joy in the daily moments of my life, knowing each one is a gift from the Father and worthy of my gratitude.

I can rest in my love relationship with Him. And that is the heart of contentment.

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