Are you content?

Most people know Philippians 4:13, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” What a great verse and there is a lot of great truth there. But let’s look at the context around that verse.

Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. -Philippians 4:11-13

Paul was telling the Philippians that he is content. He is content in what he has or doesn’t have, because he knows he has Christ, who gives him strength in every situation. He has come to trust God in the moment. He doesn’t worry about tomorrow, because he knows God will provide what he needs when he needs it and in ways he can’t even imagine.

Are we content? Are we trusting God, that he has a plan through whatever storm we are enduring? Where has God put you during this time? Can we see the beauty that God is bringing out in whatever situation we face?

Pray today that you can be content in your current situation, that you can trust in God’s plan and endure the hardships that are in front of you. Pray that you can see the opportunities that He has put before you to further His kingdom. Pray that you take advantage of this time of troubles he has given you and renew your relationship with your family and with Christ.

Published by jasonlautzenheiser

Christ follower, Husband and father to 4. Software developer by trade, football / baseball coach on the side. I also develop games in Unity and Monogame on the side as well as tools geared towards gamers.

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