Learn the Secret of Contentment: Surviving—And Thriving—In An Economic Crisis


This morning I heard a 13-year-old boy who had just returned from a missions trip to El Salvador say, “I’m convinced that the more you have . . . the more you want . . . and the more discontent you become.” Smart kid, eh? 

Nancy’s third principle in “Hope for Uncertain Times: Surviving—And Thriving—In An Economic Crisis” is:

Learn the secret of contentment.

Contentment flows out of believing that God has provided everything we need for the present moment and that He will provide all we need in the future. (Psalm 73:25Phil. 4:11-13; 1 Tim. 6:6-8).

She then goes on to ask,

Are any seeds of discontentment evident in your words or spirit—murmuring, complaining, fretting, expressing that what God has provided is not sufficient to meet your needs?

I’d love to hear from you! Do you believe God has provided everything you need for the present moment?  For tomorrow? Or do you see some of these seeds of discontentment in your life that Nancy mentioned?

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About the Author

Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller

Paula has served with Revive Our Hearts for thirteen years. She is the author of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom. There's nothing she loves to share more than the gospel-centered truths that have so transformed her own life: what it means on a daily basis to be "dead to sin, alive to God, and in Christ Jesus." Paula, Trevor, and their son, Iren, make their home in New York.

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