Contentment or Chaos? The Choice is Yours!

Grace For The Journey

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21AprilPhotoForPastorsBlogContentmentOrChaos  On a scale of 1-10, how content are you?  What would those closest to you say regarding your level of contentment?  How would your coworkers rate you?  Honestly now, does your score depend upon the circumstances you are facing at the time and God’s “painless” providence for your life?

The Bible says in Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”

There lies the key to exchanging chaos for contentment.  Chaos is found in the love of money, because regardless of how much you have, you never have enough. Contentment is found in what you have by faith – and His name is Jesus Christ. Knowing that you will never walk this life alone is the key to exchanging chaos for contentment.  And the choice is always yours . . .

  • Whether you are in plenty or want . . . He is with you!
  • Whether you are in sickness or health . . . He is with you!
  • Whether you are in prosperity or poverty . . . He is with you!

You see . . .

Contentment is never found in the stuff of life.

It is only found in the Savior.

He is enough.

We wander into quicksand when we look for satisfaction in anything other than God.  Nothing in this world was ever designed to do for us what only Jesus can do, and that is to replace a life of chaos with contentment.

In God’s economy, the things He gives us was never intended to satisfy us at the deepest level.  Only God Himself can do that, because only God is big enough to fill the God-sized void inside of us that He placed there, so that we would cry out to Him alone and depend on Him alone (Ecclesiastes 3:11)!

When we focus on what the world offers, we find chaos instead of contentment.  But when we focus on what the living Word offers, we find true contentment, because we understand all our gifts must be held loosely.  It is never “the stuff” that destroys our contentment and fills our life with chaos; it is how tightly we hold on to it that does.

God’s key to satisfied living is –

Hold on loosely to all your stuff

and

Cling tightly to your Savior.

One last thought: if you ever find yourself losing your grip on Him, relax.  You were never holding Him in the first place!  He has had a hold on you from before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4), and He has promised to never let go! The Bible reinforces this wonderful truth in Romans 8:38-39, “Neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Now that is the ultimate source of continual contentment!

This is God Word For Today …This is Grace for your Journey

… Rest & Rejoice In The Wonderful Truth!

Pastor Terry

Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”

Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

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