Finding Contentment in Him

I have yet to master the art of contentment.  Some days I seem to rest easily in Him, while other days it feels as though I am fighting myself all day.  (I’m sure there are at least a few of you who can relate!)  I am so grateful that our God doesn’t give up on us, and that He continues to work in me to make me more content in Him.

This morning I read these words from the book “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young and found great encouragement.  (She writes from the perspective of what she senses God is saying to her):

I am the culmination of all your hopes and desires.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last: who is and was and is to come.  Before you knew Me, you expressed your longing for Me in hurtful ways.  You were ever so vulnerable to the evil around you in the world.  But now My Presence safely shields you, enfolding you in My loving arms.  I have lifted you out of darkness into My marvelous Light.

Though I have brought many pleasures into your life, not one of them is essential.  Receive My blessings with open hands.  Enjoy My good gifts, but do not cling to them.  Turn your attention to the Giver of all good things, and rest in the knowledge that you are complete in Me.  The one thing you absolutely need is the one thing you can never lose: My Presence with you.

So true!  He alone is the one thing we absolutely need.

In Joyful Surrender,

Erica

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