When Christ becomes our central focus—our reason for existence—contentment replaces our anxiety as well as our fears and insecurities.
This cannot help but impact three of the most prevalent joy stealers in all of life.
1. He broadens the dimensions of our circumstances. This gives us new confidence . . . .
2. He delivers us from preoccupation with others. This causes our contentment level to rise . . . .
3. He calms our fears regarding ourselves and our future. This provides a burst of fresh hope on a daily basis.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.