Contentment is The Secret Sauce!

When we are at our weakest, we are really at our strongest (2 Cor 12:9). Some weaknesses stem from consequences of living in a fallen world, but they are not due to personal sin (John 9:3). Some weaknesses may exacerbate sin in the heart, but ultimately sin comes from the heart–which must be dealt with. It’s important to note that physical weaknesses entered the world because of sin’s corrupting influence. However, God still can use these present ailments (weaknesses) for a good purpose (Romans 8:28). So the real question you may be pondering is where does my strength derives when I don’t feel like I have any strength? In short, your strength is birthed out of contentment, faith, and trust that God is bigger than your ailment. When you can’t God can because God sanctifies us through our weaknesses. Paul learned to be content even when his prayers for relief from his thorn were not answered (2 Corinthians 12:10). So to wrap this up, at times our impatience for deliverance may expose our self-reliance, our dependence on our own strength and abilities, our lack of trust in God’s ways and plans, etc. But, despite all of these negative dispositions, we must decide to embrace that contentment aids our plight by helping us live in light of eternity, our present sufferings become light momentary afflictions (2 Corinthians 4:16-18). Lastly, in our weaknesses we experience God’s grace and power. Our weakest moments are our greatest opportunity for growth!


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#4GIVEN ministries is a devotional blog written to empower, encourage, and equip believers and unbelievers. We sincerely hope and pray that every reader and fellow blogger walks always with inspiration in their hearts and a fire in their belly after they read one of our inspiring devotionals. The mission is to make Christ known and to remind believers and unbelievers they are never too far gone for God to heal, deliver, and set free!
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