Sin slithers in when we least expect it and goes for the choke hold every. single. time. Sin attempts to strangle us by twisting the truth with lies. Gasping for air, we ask, “Does God really love me?” “Does He really want me to have good things?” “Is His way really the right way?” “Is God really enough?”
Sin chokes out the light and in the darkness, the poison sinks deep, damaging everything in its path. Sin will always break its promises and break our hearts.
Just like our sister Eve, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
We were created to be worshippers and whether it’s God Himself or a piece of fruit, we will spend our entire life kneeling before something.
Here under the sun, we will struggle to be content with Him alone. As we look for satisfaction, our temptation will be to look outside of the boundaries He has placed around our lives.
The issue of contentment will always be an issue of the heart.
However, discontentment is always pointing the finger. It is a perpetual blame shifter. If you. If I. If we. If they. Discontentment is always pointing the finger at others and circumstances, when in fact, the finger should be pointed at our hearts.
Sin always works from the inside-out. Meaning sin comes from the heart.
The path of contentment is not through the road of having more or different. It is through pouring out our lives at Jesus’ feet and saying,
“I trust you to lead me wherever you so choose.”
“Yes, you are enough!”
“I want more of you!”
The secret to contentment is none other than Christ. As pastor Tullian puts it: “Jesus plus nothing equals everything!” If you have everything…what is there to need? All of our longings are met with a resounding “Yes” in Christ!
He is a God that longs to cover sinners with His love. No more hiding. If you have been found in Christ, you are covered in HIS righteousness and stand faultless before the throne!
Throw off those cords of condemnation and live!!! Breathe deep in His grace today!
In what ways have you experienced His grace?
What lies are you tempted to believe? What is the truth that sets you free?
What are ways in which we can extend grace to our children and those around us when they sin?