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  • Writer's pictureColby Anderson

Your Morning Coffee 09/13/2022

Good morning!

Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father make us content with the lives that he has given us, the ways in which he has blessed us. Father, we are broken people living in a broken world, but your promises to us are unbroken. You promise to be with us forever, to never leave us or forsake us. Help us to live our lives out of your promised presence, Father. May we seek contentment not in what we have or do not have, but in you God. In the name of your son Jesus and by the power of the Spirit, help us to daily and desperately entrust our whole, every-day selves to you!

Your Morning Song: "Broken Things" by Matthew West

Your Morning Scripture: Hebrews 13:5

Keep your life free from love of money,

and be content with what you have,

for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Are you content? Have you considered what that even means? How satisfied are you with what you already have? I've come face to face with these questions myself in the last few months. Am I content with my life? Am I content with what I have?

I am not perfect. And I certainly have my struggles, sufferings, and weaknesses. But I am at least content. And this verse shows why I am content.

"I will never leave you nor forsake you."

My last year of life has been nothing short of deeply painful and hard, full of disappointments, betrayals, and humiliation. And yet, I am content.

Nothing that has happened to me or to my loved ones can change how deeply loved and blessed I am to be God's child.

If you have suffered, then this statement above can easily feel fake, trite, disconnected from your pain. But it is real. It is true. And for those of us who have laid on our bedroom floor and wept until our nose bled, asking "why?" and crying out "Help me God!", we need real. We need true.

This verse is a promise to broken people, saved, living in a broken world. The love of money offers us a false contentment. It gives us nothing for our suffering and pain. It does nothing to change our need.

Our daily, desperate need for Jesus.

"I will never leave you nor forsake you."

The secret to being content is not money, it's not any-thing.

The secret of being content is to fully embrace a daily desperate dependence on Jesus.

Are you content? How? Why?

It is because of Jesus's ever-loving grasp on you? Or is your contentment based on house, kids, spouse, white picket fence? Bank account?

Church, our contentment with our own lives in Christ will be our witness to a world that loves money. Are we content?

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