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What Matters In The End?

When an inordinate amount of resources (time, money and energy) are spent on pursuits that focus on making us look good or feel better about who we are rather than bringing Him glory, it is often an indication that God is not Lord over that area.  As I struggle through the ups and downs of becoming free from disordered eating,… Continue reading What Matters In The End?

Contentment

Circumstances & Contentment

I cannot better compare the folly of those men and women who think they will get contentment by musing about other circumstances than to the way of children: Perhaps they have climbed a hill and look a good way off and see another hill, and they think if they were on top of that, they would be able to touch the clouds with their fingers; but when they are on the top of that hill, alas, they are as far from the clouds as they were before.  So it is with many who think If I were in such circumstances, then I should have contentment; and perhaps they get into circumstances, and they are as far from contentment as before.  But then they think that if they were in other circumstance, they would be contented, but when they have got into those circumstances, they are still as far from contentment as before.  No, no, let me consider what is the duty of my present circumstance, and content my heart with this, and say, ‘Well, though I am in a low position, yet I am serving the counsels of God in those circumstances where I am; it is the counsel of God that has brought me into these circumstances that I am in, and I desire to serve the counsel of God in these circumstances.’

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment – Jeremiah Burroughs