We can be content in the middle of storms in life

Matthew 5:5 (AMP) Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, [a]spiritually prosperous—[b]with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth! 

The meek are powerful. The meek know that God is in control. Meekness is a tough one for those of us who have type-A personalities. When we are meek we don’t feel like we constantly need to defend ourselves but we wait to let God defend us. Sometimes of course it is right to tell your side of the story but we don’t have to live in a constant state of defense. When we really know who we are, we don’t get so upset about what everyone else has to say.

A meek person does not do something about a situation unless if they know that God wants them to do something about it. Even though we may be able to react in a situation it may not be the best thing at the time to do. We have to make sure that when we do things that it is in God’s timing for us. Meekness is strength under control. When we are meek we have the ability to do things, but we do not do it if the timing is not God’s timing for us to do that thing.

We can have a miserable life just from hating everything everyone who hurts us. What good does it do us to hate and be miserable? If we trust God in our hurt, then we can go on being happy. It is super tough to keep our mouth closed when we have been hurt by others but we can do it after a little practice.

A meek person knows how to be content in every situation. We can do all things through God who gives us strength. We can let God change us so our circumstances do not overcome us be we overcome our circumstances. We can also learn to be happy while God is changing our circumstances if we choose to do so.

We are blessed when we are content right where we are at and no matter what we are going through. We can be content in the middle of storms in life. If it were not for the storms we would not progress spiritually so that is something to be happy about.

Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV) 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:

Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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