Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sunday Morning: Finding Joy in All Circumstances

We so often think that we'll be happier and more content in the future when such-and-such happens: a new project or job, more money, a new relationship or rise to public acclaim. However, the Apostle Paul counsels us to be joyful in all circumstances. This weekly devotional elaborates.

This is almost impossible without Christ being invited into and indwelling our daily lives, at least for me. Even then it can be very difficult.

No where in recent history is such contentment better illustrated than in the life of Horatio Spafford (1828-1888), a devout Christian who after losing all four of his and his wife Anna's daughters tragically at sea, penned the famous hymn "It is Well with my Soul." Its history and lyrics are found here.

Unimaginable tragedy ultimately produced supernatural peace and contentment with no bitterness. Impossible without a supernatural Saviour in our lives, in my experience.

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