The Secret of Contentment

By   •   March 16   •   Topics: ,

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Jesus told His disciples that the world would hate them. They would be “as sheep in the midst of wolves.” They would be arrested, scourged, and brought before governors and kings. Even their loved ones would persecute them. As the world hated and persecuted Him, so it would treat His servants. Thousands of Christians have learned the secret of contentment and joy in trial. Some of the happiest Christians I have met have been lifelong sufferers. They have had every reason to sigh and complain, being denied so many privileges and pleasures that they see others enjoy, yet they have found greater cause for gratitude and joy than many who are prosperous, vigorous and strong.

In all ages, Christians have found it possible to maintain the spirit of joy in the hour of trial. In circumstances that would have felled most men, they have so completely risen above them that they actually have used the circumstances to serve and glorify Christ.

Go deeper: Read “5 Ways to Replenish a Burned-Out Soul”

Prayer for the day

Lord Jesus, keep us ever mindful of the need to rejoice in You constantly; to go beyond the circumstance, no matter how desperate, and to see You as our hope and joy.

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  1. Sharon Duffey says:

    Thank you, with all my heart~ to the whole team. You all comfort me, and thank you for uplifting me and reminding me to look past hardships and to the Lord, with joy. I will be praying for you all! love to you my spiritual family~

  2. charlie says:

    keep up the good job of our Lord and enjoy reading your messages ,because it is building me spiritualy.

  3. CMB says:

    The ministry born over 60 years, by Billy Graham himself, has sustained many in the face of tragedy, hunger, abuse, nakedness, and suffering. He has brought God’s word to more human beings than any other evangelist on the face to this earth. my family alone, has clung to hope in the face of difficulty due to encouragement from Billy and his family members. May God continue to sustain this ministry even after our precious Billy Graham goes to be with his sweet long-suffering wife Ruth and Jesus. We love and respect you Graham family.

  4. Kerrie Lohnson says:


  5. Bitrus Nengak says:

    The Holy Bible teaches us that; ‘godliness with contentment is great gain’.
    Also it say “Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yeild its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rians.
    You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near”- (James 5:7-8 NIV)
    The sermon on the mount, Jesus teach His disciples saying;
    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (MATHEW 5:11,12 NIV) GOD BLESS YOU….!

  6. Gerry says:

    Knowing that God has Invited you into his family and cares about every detail of your life is good reason to be content. Trials will come and go but God is ever-present.

  7. Rosianna Agustina says:

    In the time of temptation it is the right time to see God’s power,love and mercy. That’s is not the worst time in our life but the best one. Let God do it!

  8. Brother David says:

    Been contended with the word of God is of great joy. God bless u.

  9. Enzimaru Nancy Nora says:

    I love GOD