Contentment: A Lesson on How to Live Life

August 10, 2012

Woman-Skipping-With-Children“I’m happy.”

That’s what Alec says to me as we run errands today.  Two little words.

There are many things wrong in our family life right now. The pressures of life that are not worthy of mentioning here.  You may know what I mean.

My inner thought life is like a storm these days, one that refuses to move on. The waiting … the wondering …. the struggle to persevere.

My focus has long been on the “wrong” of my days: Middle school. School supplies. Braces. House repairs. Too many things to do in too little time.

The truth is that I am called to be content, but content I am not.  Too many desires. Too many wants. Too many dreams yet unmet.

And then my son says to me, skipping as he typically does, “I’m happy.”  He is happy to breathe. Happy to move. Happy to simply be.

He looks up at me and smiles.

And I smile, too.

Lord, once again, you speak to me through the simple joy I see in my son.  Father, let me be content today, too. Content to breathe, content to move and content to simply be. 




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Kelly Langston sees prayer move mountains... and she writes about it. Author and prayer enthusiast, inspires through her writing, combining faith, storytelling, and transformative prayer to encourage deeper a rich spiritual connection with the Father. Having authored four non-fiction books and a series of "God Speaks" digital journals, she guides readers towards intimate conversations with God and recognizes the impact of prayer on our world.

  • What a beautiful reminder and blessing. Life is HARD sometimes, it’s a struggle and doesn’t always make sense. Especially when the storm has been going on for a while. When you are in the word daily and praying so much you don’t know what to pray for any longer. However, when something as simple as a smile from a child and to hear 2 words, “I’m happy”…that’s a blessing of hope. It’s a reminder yes, that God is still listening to our cries for help and knows our needs, hopes, dreams and desires. No matter the circumstance, no matter how difficult it may look, HE WILL PROVIDE FOR OUR NEEDS… He gives us hope in a smile for things to come. 😉
    Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12 HNV)
    Find, HOPE in his promises…He hears your cries and sees your tears. He will answer your prayers. Just a nudge from him to remind you…he hears you. Thank you for your blessing of hope for me as well.
    God bless 😉

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