12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
So what is Paul's secret? How was he content in every circumstance?
Today as Hailey led the song "What Joy" I was struck by the words of the chorus.
I believe it would be Paul's answer to my question.
WHAT JOY, WHAT JOY
FOR THOSE WHOSE HOPE
IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
WHAT PEACE, WHAT PEACE
FOR THOSE WHOSE
CONFIDENCE IS HIM ALONE.
What really struck me is the last line.
What peace for those whose confidence is in Him alone.
Here are a few verses that bring that home.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Confidence in Christ Alone = Contentment
"In Christ Alone, I place my trust...."