Contentment Without Resentment
November, 22, 2020
Philippians 1:5-7, 3:6-8, 4:4-19; Hebrews 12:3; II Corinthians 11:27-29, 12:9; Habakkuk 3:18; Hebrews 12:2-3; Romans 8:28; Romans 15:1-2; Proverbs 24:10; Zechariah 4:6
There is good to be found in every situation, but you have to look for it and believe that good is possible. We can allow the difficult seasons to weigh us down needlessly because of our limited perspective. Even when we can’t see what God is doing, He is always working out all things for the good for His people. We don’t have to allow the situations we find ourselves in make us bitter. Give your fears and problems to the Lord and allow Him to use them to shape you into His purpose for your life. Contentment is a choice.
What Contentment Isn’t:
What Contentment Is:
How Can You Be Content:
A proper perspective is everything. God is ready to pour out His Spirit like never before---it’s coming. There is a move of God surfacing that will send the gospel into the world like never before. The times we are in are difficult because of all that is happening in the world. It can feel like everything happening TO you is out of our control. But there is good news: His grace is sufficient for every situation you will ever face. Contentment without resentment is possible. Embrace the strength of the Lord for your circumstance and allow Him to work everything out for your good (Romans 8:28). Relinquish your own strength and exchange it for an infilling of contentment. Realize your value and worth is not in possessions---what you have or don’t have. Your value is found in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Ask the Lord to help you have contentment in the situations you are in. Whatever circumstance you find yourself today, Christ is sufficient for your every need. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. What He has done before He can do again. God is in control. Christ has all you need for every situation to live a life of contentment and He can take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it for good.
Pastor Jentezen Franklin
Pastor Ben Prescott
Pastor Jentezen Franklin
Pastor Javon Ruff
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