In times when discontent permeates my heart, I need to remember I am actually being presented with a great opportunity to do what God created me to do—that is, to glorify Him. It begins when I begin to count my blessings, and this exercise of thankfulness eventually flips a switch in my heart and joyful praise flows from my heart.

He has blessed me so far beyond what I deserve, that when I meditate on it, I cannot remain discontent.

What are the things God does for me—even when I’ve done nothing but have a complaining heart? They are innumerable. He casts the dawn of the new day across His beautiful landscape for my viewing pleasure. He multiplies the earth with food for my sustenance. God carefully weighs and balances nature and the the vast universe to keep me from evaporating like mist. He secures me in the promises of his eternal love. 

And when I pause long enough to seek Him and listen, He tenderly gives me direction, instruction and faithful Friendship. As I begin to dwell on all the blessings, I find myself praising Him—even in the storm of discontent.

The Psalmist wrote: “Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed. O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come. When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions. Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple! By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples, so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.” (Psalm‬ ‭65:1-8‬)

As surely as the sun rises, praising God praise for His blessings—turns our discontent into great joy.

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