It was a season of life where my husband was
working a lot. When I say a lot…I mean A LOT! He was in the middle of a turn-around (where they basically tear down, clean out, and rebuild the unit where he worked). He had already worked over 60 twelve hour days with another 30 guaranteed to go before he had a day off. He came home simply to eat, shower, and sleep.
The children of Israel became blinded to the miracles of God in their circumstances because all they chose to focus on was what they didn’t have.
I, suffered a similar “blindness” as my heart remained set on grumbling and complaining. I was so consumed with my desires for things to be different, I lost the ability to see the loving sacrifice my husband was making to provide for our family.
Paul apparently found the solution to this heart issue because he shares about his being content no matter what his circumstances are.
Fortunately for us, Paul gives us the recipe for laying down the stones of discontent.
Rejoice in the Lord…ALWAYS!
(there is not a “just when I feel like it” clause)
I’d like to say that I have conquered the ungrateful heart of discontentment, but t still rears its selfish head every now and then. I’m thankful to the Word of God that teaches us how to lay those stones down. Do you have stones of discontentment that you are ready to give to Jesus?
Dear Lord, I thank you for taking the
blinders off of my heart for me to recognize the discontentment that gives birth to ungratefulness. Help me follow the steps that Paul shared in Your Word to find freedom from the weight of these burdens. We give it to you. In Jesus name we pray~ Amen