Deeper Day 44: The Secret of Being Content

The other day as I was running, I suddenly felt God all around me and He said, “You’re learning the secret to being content.”

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

In that moment I heard the above verse in my mind.  It is absolutely true, I have been learning this secret.  I am learning that no matter what my bank account says, the most important thing is for me to remember that as I am walking in the direction God has pointed me, and living in the exact home that He led us to and made very clear was for us, and as our children are in the school He wants them to be in, and basically our whole lives are set up the way they are because we have lived out one instruction or leading after another…He WILL provide for all of it.  He gave it, and He will make a way for it.  There is so much comfort to be found in knowing this.

Allowing God to lead you through life and giving Him the final say in all of your decisions, builds into your life a failsafe.

Failsafe: Unlikely or unable to fail.

As we have been walking surrendered for many years now, I have learned more and more every single day, to rely completely on God.  So yes, I am content right now.  I don’t whine and complain about not being able to afford this or that, instead, I ask God to help me find the fullness in each day.  It’s become a comforting and stabilizing practice.  We are really enjoying life right now.  And if I ever begin to feel anxiety or fear knocking, I stop and refocus my heart and mind on these truths…God is my Provider, and in Him I have more than enough.  I repeat this over and over again, especially in moments of fear.  This practice has led to a reservoir of peace that I have not ever known before.

Prayer Moment:  God, teach me to be content no matter what my circumstances are.  Show me how to find Your fullness in every day.  Thank You for being a trustworthy Father and Provider.  Thank You for lavishing Your blessings upon us every day and in many different ways.  Keep me in perfect peace as my mind is steadfast upon You.  In Jesus name, Amen.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6