Be Content

Learning to be content is not an easy thing. But it is a vital characteristic everyone needs to learn. Be content.

For the past 18 months, I have had to learn to be content. Don’t misunderstand me… I have had to be content with knowing that the majority of our family’s belongings were 2,400 miles away. When those things were left behind when we came home, we really felt that we would come home and get a hold of the situation that we were facing and quickly return. Well, days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months.

There were days when I longed to pull out my box full of fabric and work on a quilt or work on some of our scrapbooks. I have to honestly say that I even questioned the Lord about the situation that we went through. Each time, I heard a small sweet voice say,” Be still, and know that I am God.” I also heard that voice say,” I’m here and I have not left you.”

For whatever reason, the Lord opened the door for us to leave on August 11, and drive those 2400 miles to retrieve our (can not live without) things. Knowing that we had many irreplaceable items, I prayed the whole way there, that God would give us peace about what we were going to have to sell or donate.

To make a long story short, we took a 10×20 storage unit and “weeded” through all our belongings. We were able to put our things in a 5×8 trailer and bring them home. The Lord gave us such sweet peace about selling and donating items, that I really can’t remember what we left behind.

I look at this situation as the Lord allowed us come home with 15 boxes and several of pieces of antique furniture. He could have allowed us to lose everything we owned. I thank the Lord, He did not see fit for this to happen to our family.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Psalm 46:10a Be still, and know that I am God.

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