Philippians 4: 11-13
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.
The secret is out.
With so much going on in the world today it is easy for us to be anxious about life. There are so many uncertainties that can keep us on edge causing us to question where we are on this journey. We find it hard to be content whether life is going well or not, it is difficult to find peace of mind. To be content is to be in a state of peacefulness and satisfied. Paul reminds us in this passage to be content in whatever situation you may be in. As believers we have a secret that the world does not have, and that secret is Jesus. When you start to worry about your circumstances, and your anxiety level goes up remember that you can do all things through Christ. Jesus will give you peace of mind causing you to be content. There is no greater feeling then having peace and the assurance that you have strength that comes from Jesus to manage any situation. Tap into the source of peace and strength that Jesus has to offer us.
Father, we come before your throne of grace to bless your holy Name. We thank you for the strength you have given us to endure, to have peace, and to be satisfied in every area of our lives. Lord, we ask that you allow us to be content in our situations, weather up, down, in want, or plenty, let us have peace of mind. We have hope in Jesus that we can do all things through his strength. In Jesus Name Amen.
Call to Action:
Take time to center yourself daily and focus on the Lord. Find time to read the word, meditate, take a walk, read a book, listen to soothing music. Remind yourself that you have strength in Jesus to make it, this is your secret weapon. The secret is out, now use it.
Min. Veronica L. Johnson