Ashamed of my malcontent---I trod along wondering will this ever get better---knowing in the eyes of the world I am blessed beyond measure. Thinking I can overcome this---it has to get better---remember the good---and tomorrow will surely come. And when the morrow comes--and I look around--the scenery is the same as it was yesterday and my hopes are dashed---and once again I face a day of restless discontent.
The voice of reason from deep within--reminds me and prods me --pushes me along. I get out my list--I read the words to inspire hope--and remember this season of discontent--will pass if I only hold on to these few principles of deep peace.
I. Don't live in the past.
The past is gone--and there is nothing to gain by living in the state of regrets. Take my history--learn from it---remember the good times--and pray to forget the bad times. Don't dwell among the land of yesterdays--instead live in the contentment of the moment.
II. Cling to the promises.
His Word promises hope and a future. Cling to the promises--know what His Word says about His plans for you. Remind Him---pray His Words back to Him and expect His response.
III. Treasure His presence.
He tells us He is always with us. Trust His Word and believe in His presence. Watch for Him--look for Him--call out for Him--there are signs all around confirming He is with us. Be still and feel His Holy presence.
IV. Know this too shall pass.
He allows our seasons of discontent. He will also bring us out of them. If all things work for good for those who are called according to His purpose, then He will use this season for our good as well. He is a MIGHTY GOD!
So I will muddle through this season and allow Him to continue to mold me and make me ---shape me---direct me to His will---and the joy and contentment which evades me in this moment will again permeate my depths and give me peace.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.