I struggled for many years with contentment, trying to manufacture it on my own.
Through family, through work, through fun, through church, through sports, and through friendships—it didn’t matter how hard I tried or what I did, contentment seemed as elusive as catching my shadow. Until God did a major pruning, striking my wife with a brain-altering stroke, leaving me alone with 7 children. I had a choice, would I ask why God? Or why not God? You must have big plans for us. Thank You, God, for this adventure. Going through many months of rehab and personal transition, I never thought once about contentment, I just basked in God’s grace and how He was receiving glory through this whole process. I realized that contentment was not about me. Contentment is only found through trusting and resting in God’s grace in my life, no matter the situation. His love is sufficient in everything. As I functioned in thankfulness and rest in what He was doing, I was content that this was not about me.
Second Corinthians 9:8 says, “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.”
I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.