Verse 11 stated that Paul learned to be content whatever his circumstances. He goes onto to say in this verse that he
- knows what it is to be in need and to have plenty;
- he learned the secret of being content in any and every situation
- whether he is fed/hungry or living in plenty/in want.
Regardless of his circumstances, he has learned the secret of being content.
Who of us can say that regardless of our circumstances, we have learned the secret of being content. What is that secret?
My heart cries out to know it.
What is that secret?!!
Here it is:
I. Can. Do. All. Things. Through. Him. Who. Gives. Me. Strength.
Even find contentment in the midst of great trials.
We can do this - moment by moment - one day at a time.
Be gentle with ourselves.
As I go through my trial, I have a prayer I'll be praying. A friend taught it to me.
Perhaps there is some a problem that is
- completely out of your control,
- or perhaps you need to walk away so that God's will will be done.
Your heart is broken.
You have no power in the situation.
It's time to let go and let God.
And it's so excruciatingly difficult and painful.
My dear reader, God can be trusted, with our
loved ones -
Abba, I praise You for Your leading, for Your strength, for You. As I walk through the valley, I know others are walking that way as well. Bless us with courage, strength and peace my LORD. Let us lean on Your everlasting arms and recieve Your comfort and joy - for it is Your joy that is our strength. Let us learn to be content in all circumstances. Let us learn and see that we can do all things through You who strengthens us!
Covered In Love Blocks
Tonight I finished these 12 blocks for Covered in Love.
I still have some strings left, so next Monday, I'll be making some more! I wrote about this wonderful charity and my reasons for participating here.
Perhaps you have time to make a few string blocks?
I'm still enjoying Nights of Rain and Stars by Mauve Binchy! I just love the characters and can hardly wait to see where their lives will end up!
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