Then, a friend shared a wisdom that I will always remember, “If we would find our security in the confidence that the Lord loves us than focus on how Lord could allow misfortunes on us, we would learn to not rely on things that meets our needs.”
The Apostle Paul also heeds us to be content in whatever state we are in (Phil 4: 11 – 13). It made me realise that whilst my circumstance had change, that did not change who I was and how God sees me (despite all my lamenting), He still loves me and has a good plan for me. My discouragement shouldn’t rob me off the contentment or happiness I had before I lost my job. When we choose to focus on the fact that the Lord loves us, we would have a quiet assurance that the Lord has a good plan for us regardless of with or without things and it is essential for me to remember on what I still have and not what I lack.
Whilst speaking of it is easier than walking that daily battle, the wisdom became a reference point that helped me through the season. Let us be reminded that the Lord loves us and our happiness does not come from things and circumstance that can change anytime but our happiness needs to be planted secure on a God who is never changing, always in control and able to work all things for good for those who loves and rely on him.
Philippians 4:11 NLT
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.
Romans 8: 28 NLT
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
- John W