Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:11-13, ESV
I love Paul’s attitude here. He explains that no matter the situation he finds himself - good, bad, or otherwise - he’d learned to be content in them all. Easier said than done I’d say.
I personally find it hard to be content in everything. When I’m offended, when a situation is going other than I’d planned, or when something or someone does something to disappoint me, my emotions tend to be anything but content. However, there is something to his mindset here to take away.
No matter what we come up against, if our contentment, our satisfaction, is in The Lord, then It becomes a whole lot easier to be content in every situation. It’s when our contentment, our satisfaction, is governed by our situations - or the people in them - that we will find it much harder to remain content in all things…
Lord, You satisfy me in every way. You provide for my needs and You are always there with me. Help me to not lose sight of You - my source - today. And as my eyes remain trained on you, help me to be content no matter the situation or circumstance. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.