The Elusive Contentment


Why, oh why do we find it so hard to be content
Though we look around and see that our time has been spent
Broken into fragments, justified by strangers?
A heart of discontent unknowingly running after danger.



“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.”

Philippians 4:11-13, NIV

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for being You. You are steadfast You are loyal and faithful. You are loving. You are our refuge in our times of need and trouble. When even the world is against us, we can be content because it first came against You. Lift us up above those who seek to come against us and lead us astray. I declare now that our table is being prepared because Your Word declares it, in the presence of our enemies. We thank You Lord.

In the name of Jesus I pray,




Author: grantedgrace72

You need to know me? I am an old youth. Late to grow. Yet grateful of the time given by the Lord. Under His watchful eye, I am redirected, chastened, and chided. My heart is fragile, broken, and a work in progress. The Lord delicately puts me together as if mending glass. My pieces are not visibly shown. Hurt words leave my mouth, the sharp edges of my broken glass; though my heart speaks a different beat. A common factor in our time. My ways have sent me astray from the Lord’s path. I am no different than you. The Lord uses His timetable, methods, and avenues to lead us back to Him…if we will listen. Heavenly Father, Open my ears to hear Your gentle voice. Soften my heart so that I will heed Your words. Guide my feet so that I may walk in line with Your will. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen! PhotoCredit: