I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess—happy that you’re again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. I don’t mean that your help didn’t mean a lot to me—it did. It was a beautiful thing that you came alongside me in my troubles.
❤ Philippians 4:10-14 (MSG)
God is all you need! Putting that into practice is harder than you think especially in this day and age. Society and culture tell us one thing while the Bible tells us another.
As a single girl who is in her twenties, the pressure of living is hard. It’s a time to figure out who I am and where I am headed. Culture promotes the lies of when you have that perfect guy, perfect job, and steady income then you will have all you need.
The Bible tells us that God will supply all our needs. He is all we need. It goes back to Psalm 23:1- “The Lord is my shepherd. I have all I need.”
You see friends, that is so true. We need to learn to be content with where we are and who we are. God will supply all we need if we just trust. Contentment comes from learning to appreciate what you have in Christ. Contentment is not about what you have, your possessions, or your circumstances.
Contentment is not about what you have. It is an attitude.
When things are going well it is easy to become tied to our possessions. We begin to feel that what we have is an indication of who we are. We start to think that the reason we are happy is because of what we have and it quickly becomes our idol.
But let’s be honest. It is hard to be content in the difficult times. We look around and see others who seem to be doing better than we are and we feel “cheated”. It’s super tough to feel content when life is not going the way you want it. Trust me, life is hard sometimes. But we also need to learn contentment in the times of plenty. When a person is going through tough times they cherish their friends, they dig deeper in their faith, and sometimes can find contentment because all the pretense and pretend is stripped away.
Friends, when we learn to be content and trust God it’s the best feeling ever.
- Our God is faithful!
- Our God is powerful!
- Our God loves us!
- Our God is all we need!
God will supply everything we need in this life. There is nothing we can’t do. He gives us the strength to get through.
So here is a question I want you to ponder and think about this week.
Are you content? Do you truly trust God to take care of you? Is He really all you need?
Blessings, Grace Mae ❤