By Jenna Morris
Isaiah 26:3, You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
2 Corinthians 12:10, For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Hebrews 13:5, Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'
Philippians 4:11-13 , Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
These past couple of months, I have learned a valuable lesson. I have learned to be content, always. Though I make it sound easy, this lesson was hard to learn. I went through a lot to understand this message.
I've been in toxic relationships, I struggled with placing my identity in my friends, and what people thought of me. I struggled to love my mom when I felt like she didn't love me enough to make good choices. Guys, I struggled with a constant sadness because my WANTS were not being filled. A lesson I enjoy everyday to walk in is being everlastingly content in the fact that I am loved without condition.
Is that not a crazy statement? I am loved UNCONDITIONALLY, WITHOUT CONDITION. Some people don't understand how intense that is.Through persecution, through hardships, through the good times and the times I don't even want to get out of bed, I am God's daughter, and He is so so good to me.
All of my hope and confidence rests in God, because I know He comes through. I trust Him completely, He is all knowing. Guys, I have never wanted to run after anything as hard as I want to run after Jesus.
Let Him be your rock. Let Him fill you up.
My dad has always told me, "don't depend on people, because people will always disappoint." Though that is a stinging sentence, it's very true. People are imperfect and generally unreliable, I'm sorry. People are not capable of being enough for you. God has created you in His image, and you were created to rely on Him and you lack nothing to turn to Him with your life.
The verses I showed you in the beginning, are verses about mostly being content in the midst of whatever circumstance. Matthew 6:25-34 is scripture my dad always resorts to. In his words He says the verses like this, "God made everything in the world. The flowers in the fields don't worry. The birds in the sky don't worry. So why should you? Are you not more valuable to God than a flower or a bird?"
Once you learn to rest in the Lord, you will find so much peace. He is your rock. He is there when you're at your loneliest. He is your refuge. "Rest in the fact that God is in control, which mean you can face things that are out of your control and not act out of control." -Lysa TerKeurst