Lent Devo

Discontent – lack of satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or situation: lack of contentment

In the last year, we’ve faced all sorts of discontentment. Weddings were without guests or rescheduled. Kids’ birthday parties turned into Zoom parties or drive-thru car parades. Sports teams canceled their games and/or audiences. Schools went virtual. Door and window chats become the “norm” in care facilities. This was unlike anything that we’ve experienced before. So yes, there was a lot of discontentment in our everyday lives.

 

How does God want us to decrease the discontent? Easy. Relying on Him.

“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

 

What good came from this last year? Did we sit around the dinner table as a family more? Did we tune into Sunday’s service online in our homes because our kids’ sports activities were canceled? Did we grow our friendships more, whether it be through a House Church or daily chats on connecting apps

 

Surely God’s intent was not to have us live through a pandemic, but He wanted the discontentment that we’ve faced daily to bring us to contentment. He wanted to bring us closer to each other, to Him.

“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.” – Phillippians 4:11-13

 

Let’s go through this Lenten season to be content with our circumstances Know you’re loved and blessed.  

 

 

 

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