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True Contentment Is Something That Can Only Be Found … In Christ Alone

There is a growing sense of deep discontentment gripping today’s world.

We see the evidence of this all around us.

Too many of us struggle with disappointment and dissatisfaction, we are frustrated and fed up and we are desperately unhappy and unfulfilled.

All of this leaves us feeling defeated and divided … more fractured and fragile than ever before.

We are being crushed by discouragement, heartbroken as we are seeing our dreams collapse and any hope for the future is being cancelled.

This is simply a small sampling of the sinful devour that rages and that we are called to battle against.

True Contentment Is Something That Can Only Be Found … In Christ Alone

I think Andrew Ness got it right when he began his article, “How To Find True Contentment” with this phrase, “True contentment in today’s world is a rare commodity.”

Rare indeed … and what is even more tragic is that we either seek our solutions in all the wrong places … or we stop seeking altogether.

Here is the one declarative message that needs to be spoken into our world and settled into our hearts …

True Contentment Is Something That Can Only Be Found … In Christ Alone

True contentment … it’s not in the abundance of possessions, a powerful position, or a perfectly fulfilled life reality. All of this … and frankly, anything else that one could add to this list, would never be enough.

We find “true contentment” only in Christ, and in striving to serve Him … and yet rather than focusing on Him alone … and eliminating every distraction … we continue to find ways to fill our lives with more and more worthless things.

This quote from Joni Eareckson-Tada captures the essence of exactly what we want to do… “Perhaps one of the most challenging yet rewarding roads to spiritual health is the discipline of single-minded satisfaction on what has come from God’s hand. And the best way to safeguard your contentment in Christ is to ask the Holy Spirit to whisper Psalm 119 into your ear every now and then: “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.”

This should always be the cry of our hearts!

Our vision, focus, purpose … our contentment, satisfaction, and delight … are all in Him!

We are not just leaning into Him, we are acknowledging that it is in Him that we live and move and have our being.

True Contentment Is Something That Can Only Be Found … In Christ Alone

The chase for contentment will become increasingly chaotic and the competition will intensify as well. More and more worthless voices will cry out to us and it is critical that we remember that it is Christ alone!

His presence, His power, His peace … He is all that we need!

I know that this is something I want to seek after … because I know that it matters … and that it will make a difference.

I am in … and you?

-Terry-

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