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?

Did you discover God’s Truth today?

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Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller is a gifted communicator with a tenacious commitment to Scripture coupled with a compassionate, loving voice. She enjoys connecting with and welcoming people so they feel safe, valued, and deeply loved. People describe her as “wise,” “relatable,” and "fiercely gentle."

God has captured Paula’s heart, and she is passionate about sharing life-changing, gospel truths through the lens of her everyday, ordinary life as a wife, mom, neighbor, and church member. Paula is an insatiably curious, lifelong learner, so beware: she tends to ask a lot of questions of everyone near her (being careful not to overwhelm).
She served with Revive Our Hearts for fifteen years and wrote Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom. You can catch her writing on PaulaWrites.com.

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