9.9: How to Be Content Even in Hard Times

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that these last 2 chapters in Paul’s letter to the Philippians have verses that I memorized and use every day. I hope that you’ll take them for yourself as they are pillars of Christian living.

From 2008 – 2010, I was unemployed. God led me to these passages to help me understand that I needed to trust in Him only. I can’t rely on myself, people, or the government — only Jesus. One day in church a friend came up to me and handed me an envelope. I didn’t open it until I got home. In it were 2 $50 bills. Instantly, without even thinking about it, I took one of those bills to a neighbor who I knew was also struggling with finding work. He had a wife and 2 kids. I handed him the $50 and told him, “God told me to give this to you”. Later he came by to thank me and told me that he was able to pay the electric bill and prevent the power from being shut off.

Paul knew the Philippians were dealing with several problems. Besides false teachers, they also had conflicts among the members. He addresses that here. But most importantly, is the words of encouragement — words that never grow old and are pertinent for us today…

Philippians Chapter 4…. keep reading in my blog….

If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then…

Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.

Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly…

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Jesus is coming back soon! Are you ready?

Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory!

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