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Learning To Be Content

Wouldn’t it be wonderful thing in our lives if we could live above the clouds all the time or live on the mountain peak?  Circumstances may be bad around us. We may have tragedy, sorrow, temptation and failure. But in the midst of these circumstances, God’s grace is sufficient. The grace of God can give us power and strength to put a smile on our faces in spite of our circumstances.


This summer has certainly been an unusual summer. It has been very difficult for a lot of folk. The extremely hot dry weather has been hard for people with allergies and breathing problems. The gardens were less productive because of the drought and we are seeing more brown than we are green. The water levels are low in many areas of our state and surrounding states to the point of a ban being placed on the usage.  So, indeed this has been an unusual summer that has brought hardships


In spite of all the above I believe we will have a beautiful fall. The weather has cooled down,  leaves giving off their beautiful colors…….baseball playoffs…football in full swing in both high school and college. Fall is always an exciting time and a beautiful time that reminds us that God is in control. He is still on His throne.


This has been one of the most exciting times at Baptist Health Corbin since I have served here. Construction on the outside and within this building is exciting.  We are moving to a higher level of service for health care in our part of the state. This facility and what Baptist Health Corbin provides is state of the art.. We are blessed beyond degree by our leadership here and the visions of John Henson and others leading us to greater heights in health care for those who visit our facility. The dreams are becoming a reality.


Now lets get back to where I started this article. Contentment, how do I get this contentment the bible talks about. One of my favorite verses in the bible is,  “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me” Philippians 4:13.  Christ provides his strength in me. When Paul penned these words he simply said that the reason he could experience contentment, even  in the worst of circumstances, was that he was a recipient of a continual flow of supernatural strength. Friend, Christ is able and willing to provide all the strength that we need to be content, in all circumstances, at all times.  Contentment does not require a formula, it requires an attitude of discipline and dependence. The next time life seems unfair to us, or we feel the pressure to keep up with the world, we just need to ask God to help us to be content.