- Contentment is not just having everything you want, or not wanting anything, but accepting that what you currently have is held tenderly by a loving God. Reflect on your own assumptions about contentment and ensure that your definition is a Biblical one, not a worldly one.
- Bring everything you currently have - possessions, roles, relationships, finances, health, etc - and actively place them in God’s hands. In return, receive His peace and strength, knowing that you don’t have to ‘hold it all together’.
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 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.
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart
I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore.