Table Of Contentedness - Leaning on the Promises of God for Moms

Table of Contentedness

Our culture praises material possessions as a source of happiness. Those who have more are supposedly happier, and those who have less are somehow unjustly struggling. We believe a new house, a better car, or a larger salary will bring us happiness. Often, the longing for more things and money leads us to idolize wealth, work long hours to the detriment of our families, and seek a way to provide for ourselves instead of trusting God with our humble circumstances.

It is not sinful or wrong to have desires for something more in various areas of life. Our hearts can actually perceive a better world and more wonderful circumstances than we presently have because we were made for a better place. We were made for perfection, love, joy, and great blessing. It was in the heart of God to provide us a magnificent life.

The only way we will ever be able to be content, though, is to realize the nature of a fallen world. This earth is not heaven. We must cultivate a level of thanksgiving and contentment in the life we have been given now. God calls us to find our contentment in Him, not in our circumstances or our material possessions. To choose to look beyond material possessions, to seek His fingerprints every day in our lives, to have an eternal perspective—this is the only way we will be able to be content.

His Promises

For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

1 Timothy 6:10

Better to have little, with fear for the LORD,

than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.

Proverbs 15:16

Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.

1 Timothy 6:6-8

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