November 3, 2021

Taylor Christensen
“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

In Community Group last week, a friend brought up a question he had been wrestling with recently… “If I’m not at peace now, when will I be?” As I thought about that question, I think the same rings true in the context of this passage… “If I’m not content now, when will I be?” When I stop and honestly ask myself that question, a lot of different answers come to mind. Some are specific financial goals; others have more to do with my position or accomplishments. I can see a lot about where I’m putting my trust and worth just by answering that question. Paul found contentment through the highs and the lows. I pray that I, too, will grow in my reliance on God to the point that I’m unshaken by various circumstances or possessions…trusting Christ in everything, no matter what comes my way.

Father, please grow my satisfaction and contentment in You and You alone, Lord. Despite my circumstances, good or bad, I want to fully rely on You for all things.