There are some question marks about the stability of my job. Will there be enough funds for it to continue next year or will this be the end of the road for this position…
Contentment. How can I be content with all of the questions and the unknowns?
Paul said the secret to contentment is (This is a test.)
a. preparation. Prepare for all of the possibilities.
b. fun. Just have as much fun as possible along the way.
c. busyness. Keep busy so there’s no time to think about it.
d. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
“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. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12-13
Really? That’s it? I can handle any situation because of Jesus. Everything! I can do it. He said it. That’s the secret, the key, to contentment. I can do everything through him who gives me the strength. Nothing is exempt from everything.
It’s not the ability or foresight to plan. It’s not the pleasure of lots of friends. It’s not the luck of dodging life’s arrows. It’s the promise that I can do everything through him who gives me strength. He gives. I receive. Thank you, Father.
I can do everything because of the one who gives me strength.