Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Contented Heart - Part 2

But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. Genesis 33:4

It is refreshing to see Esau's change of heart when the two brothers meet again. the bitterness over losing his birthright and blessing(25:29-34) is gone. Instead, Esau is content with what he has. Jacob even exclaims how great it is to see his brother obviously pleased with him.

Life can deal us some bad situations. We can feel cheated, as Esau did, but we don't have to remain bitter. Bitterness can be removed from our lives by honestly confessing our feelings to God, forgiving those who have wronged us, and being content with what we have.


I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. MARTHA WASHINGTON

Contentment is not found in having everything we think we want, but in being satisfied in everything God has provided. UNSURE


The heart that is constantly overflowing with gratiture will be safe from those attacks of resentfullness and gloom that bother so many persons. A.W. TOZER

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