“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” Jeremiah Burroughs
If you have not read the Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs, then take time read this classic. His definition of Christian contentment considers an underlining question for us to ask ourselves in the middle of our restlessness.
What if the chapter we live in right now is exactly where God wants us?
A question like this sifts through our expectations, disappointments and desires. Our limited perspective narrows our frame of reference. Personal aspirations can cloud the joy of today.
Contentment beckons us to step back. Not to see the way we think things should be or predict how the future should unfold. Contentment seeks to grasp the present realities of God’s grace. Where we are right now is exactly where God has led us.
Today, what are the present realities of God’s grace in your life?