To know Jesus is to be blessed.

In other words, “supreme contentment” comes from knowing the King of all Creation and having the confidence inside that He’s in control. Consider the foundational truths from the beginning of His great sermon:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…” – Matthew 5:2-3 NKJV

He went on to mention those that were mourning and hungry, those displaying meekness and mercy, and those that were being persecuted for the sake of righteousness. He gave forward-looking words of promise and comforting words for the day. His teaching was kingdom-focused and anchored directly to Him. It’s also important to note that it wasn’t a motivational speech related to a what-goes-around-comes-around idea or a pagan “karma reward”, but divine sufficiency coming only from Him.

People and circumstances can cause deep bruises, but there’s a contentment in Christ beyond the reach of the world. The Apostle Paul said he had “learned to be content”. He mentioned the many struggles of his life and then wrote these beautiful words:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” –Phil. 4:13 NKJV

In Christ, you are blessed. His strength will carry you through this day…this very day.

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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