If Not Happy, Then Be Content.

Praising God in times of abundance speaks of happiness.

Praising God in times of lacking speaks of contentment.

As Paul once said,

“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 4:12-13)

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”
So we say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?””(Hebrews 13:5-6)

And Christ to Paul,
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

When we lose sight of anything to be happy about, let us be content with whom we have, or better yet, whom we belong to, God in Christ Jesus as our Provider, Maker, Savior and Keeper through the Holy Spirit whom we welcomed by faith in the new covenant.

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)

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