drewpetrey

What does it mean to be content?

In My Walk on October 5, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I awoke this morning full of dread.  Mary Fran had been up during the night throwing up and it seems that when my kids get sick it makes me worry.  Anyway, she now appears to be fine and so I feel better about that.  Now my point.

In Philippians 4 paul teaches us about contentment, consider verse 6; “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (and now verse 7) and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Here Paul reflects Jesus’ own teaching found in Matthew 6:25-34.  To worry is to doubt God’s ability to help. 

We now have a practical way to deal with our worry and anxiety but do we do this?  I know in my own life I seldom do, and I pay the price for it. 

“Father, help me today to trust this principle as shown in your Holy Word.”

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