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Our Heart's Content

Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you."  Hebrews 13:5 NLT

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Finding contentment in life is a battle we've all fought.

The natural tendency of our heart is to seek and find rest. But how do we know where to find that rest? Suppose a love for money motivates our heart's contentment. Or a pursuit of power, fame, or lust dictates the peace in our life. 

Judas Iscariot—one of the original disciples of Christ—loved money, and doing so left his heart empty. After he betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin for thirty silver coins, he was left with a guilty and restless soul. His subsequent suicide reveals his heart’s content—or lack thereof. 

Hebrews 13:5 tells us where to find our heart's content: in the Lord. We shouldn’t be greedy, but be content with what we have. And we can because of an eternal promise. God has proclaimed, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

The desires of our heart are temporal and fleeting—here one day and gone the next. Put your hope in God’s eternal promise. True contentment will be experienced when our heart's desires rest in the Lord. 

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Andrew McNeil

Andrew McNeil graduated from Troy University in 2015. He is currently employed at AAA Cooper Transportation in Dothan, Alabama. He and his wonderful wife, Abby, enjoy traveling and spending time with their fun-loving dog, Sandy.