Contentment is elusive, rather it once was for me. I had faced and was facing difficult times and was unhappy with everything. This has happened before with feeling nearly overwhelmed by life’s events, not truly depressed but sad most of the time and definitely not happy. I found contentment at times through work, projects, spending time hunting and other ways. Well, that isn’t accurate, I found distraction from my discontent but once that distraction was done the unhappiness returned. I could only briefly find what I thought was real contentment but it was only temporary as well. I could not find true long lasting contentment.
The reason I couldn’t find contentment is that there was a void in my life and soul. The void there was due to my failure to follow Christ and not have Him in my life. There were other contributors as well, loss of my parents, issues from war, marital problems and many other issues; yet regardless of those things there wouldn’t have been a void if I’d had God in my life. Rather if there were any voids that developed he would have filled them with His love and grace.
But I never had to have that void as it would not have existed if I’d been following Jesus. And, while I may still have areas that cause me sorrow, the voids have filled tremendously. What voids exist now only exist due to my failure to fully release the issues to Christ, but I am far better about that than I was and they are nearly completely filled.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. Matthew 14:20
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Luke 6:21
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. 2 Corinthians 7:4
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:19
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
I hunger and thirst for His ways in my life. I trust in Christ to fill the voids and to fill them to overflowing, with his love, mercy, grace, forgiveness and Holy Spirit. He has not failed to do so. I hungered, I ached, I had pain and suffering, emptiness and those He has fed me with His word. He removed the pain, filled the emptiness and made me so much more than I was before. I continue to sometimes have small areas that need refilled. But, that is part of life. I have access to the perfect One to fill me to overflowing. I praise God for His love, mercy and forgiveness.
Lord, You are so much more glorious than I can express. I praise You and worship You. I thank You for filling those voids in my life and heart. In Jesus Name I ask that You continue to fill them and help me have more faith in You to completely and totally surrender all to You. I also ask that You help me learn to seek You better and know You ever more deeply. Help me reach others for You and to be the servant that You wish me to be in this world. I ask You to work in the hearts and minds of loved ones, show them all Your truths, the salvation they may have and the way You have planned for their lives. I thank You for my salvation, the forgiveness of my sins and the guidance and mercies You have shown me.
Thanks for the visit folks. I hope God blesses you all and gives all contentment. Maybe you aren’t happy about where you are in life, sometimes on has to just be content to be alive and look Him to take care of the rest. If He is with you, then you are blessed.