Contentment. That subject has been on my mind a lot lately. It’s something that I struggle with quite often.
Today, I have many reasons I could list off in which I could be discontent. I’m still recovering from my wisdom teeth removal that was on Monday. Still numb, still sore. Still taking pain medications. Still unable to eat solids. On top of that, now I’m back to taking care of 4 children and a house. Cooking and cleaning. Oh wait, there’s more. Kai woke up this morning, crying and throwing up. Fun—sickness. Don still has overnight hours. We are still in the same rental house after 6 years.
However, today, in the midst of all of this, God has been gracious to me. I am content. I am content IN HIM. I am loved and provided for by our sovereign God. He has put me in this situation to sanctify me, to make me more like Him. I am thankful that He cares so much about me. That He wants to draw me closer to Him.
11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.