Help Me Be Content

There’s a song stuck in my head today, a simple tune as usual. The word content, to be content with all I have, floods my mind. There’s a peaceful place somewhere in the midst of all this chaos and noise. Lord, I pray for my brothers and sisters this morning, that they may find themselves content with all You have given them, well, us.

The weird thing about being a musician, especially one that’s not trained, who has little understanding of theory, etc., is I hear strings, pads, piano, vocals, bass, lead swells, everything all at the same time. I see images and aromas fill the air. Strange.

Some scripture to consider as this song plays.

Proverbs 14:30
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body.

Matthew 6:25-26
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 6:32-33
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Philippians 4:12-13
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.

Hebrews 13:5
God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

1 Timothy 6:6-8
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

Psalm 37:3-4
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Proverbs 16:8
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.

Proverbs 28:6
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.

Ecclesiastes 3:13
That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

May God give you some peace today, may your heart be filled with the knowledge that God is for you. You are His plan A.

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