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I've been thinking this week a lot about contentment, and how I seem to focus on ridding myself of desires for material things. This is all well and good, after all the Bible tells us:

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.” So we can confidently say,

“The Lord is my helper;

I will not fear;

what can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6, ESV)

Yet, we often forget to also cultivate contentment with our circumstances as well, not just our financial situation.

You may be too busy, you may be in pain, you may be in a place you don’t want to be in, you may be dealing with an avalanche of relational issues and heartache. You may be facing slander or a scenario where it seems there is no good decision to be made.

Can you and I be content, even in the midst of it all? 

"...for those who love God all things work together for good..." (Romans 8:28, ESV)
Yes, because Jesus is present with and for us in every situation.

And he is enough.