Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6 (NIV)
Are you content with what you have? Are you thankful for what you have been given? Do you believe that I will help you? Do you know that I will never leave you? Are you sure that I will never forsake you? You have asked me several questions. They seem unrelated. But I know that they are not. Tell me how my questions are related. Sometimes, I have not been content with what I have. I have not been satisfied with what I have been given. In fact, it could be said, at points in my life, that I have been on a continual lust for more. It could have been asked, “How much is enough?” The answer has often been, “Just a little bit more.” That is like a treadmill that never ends. That road leads to nowhere. There is no hope and peace and joy or contentment on that road. No, there is not. But in you there is hope and joy and peace and contentment. I don’t need to continually desire more. I don’t need to try to find peace and hope and joy and contentment in things. Things will never supply me with what I really need. Things will never truly satisfy my soul. Beyond that, I am also sure that my quest for more was deeply rooted in my being worried that I might not have enough. Would I run out? Would I go without? So, I told myself that I’d better make sure that I had enough and that I needed to be very diligent in providing for my needs. But am I really the provider of my needs? That is a very good question. The answer is, “No, I am not the provider of my needs. You are the provider of my needs. I can have faith and hope and trust in you. You will never leave me. You will never forsake me. You will take care of me. You will watch over me. You have and will continue to bless my life. Can there be any greater contentment? No, there is no greater. I have found peace and joy and hope and contentment in you. You will supply my needs. You will satisfy my hunger and thirst that is in my soul. It is you I have been looking for all along. Thank you, Lord, for being all I need. Thank you, Lord, for supplying all I need. I will rely on you completely. That will be very good.
Lord, isn’t that the absolute truth? Isn’t that the final and ultimate reality? You are with me. You will help me. You will watch over me. You will provide for all my needs. Never will you ever leave me. Never will you ever forsake me. I can be fully content in you. Amen
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