Nettles, Thomas J.
Discontent easily arises when our desires aren’t met and our plans don’t come true—but this is a dangerous path that drives us away from God. While the world insists that satisfying our desires is the path to fulfillment, this daily devotional teaches us the value of seeking contentment instead, providing practical approaches to cultivating thankfulness in specific life circumstances that make discontent easy.
In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through Scripture passages that speak to specific situations or struggles, helping you to apply God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day.
Megan Hill is the author of Praying Together, an editor for The Gospel Coalition, and a regular contributor to Today in the Word.
“Contentment is a cultivated fruit, learned through study and practice. These daily readings refocus our attention off of ourselves . . . and onto the goodness and faithfulness of our God. It’s a needed and helpful book, and I highly recommend it.”
—Melissa Kruger, Author, The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World; Women’s Ministries Coordinator, Uptown Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
“Megan Hill comes to the rescue with a practical daily devotional full of how-to’s and why-to’s [and], more importantly . . . the ‘who’ of a daily relationship with Jesus Christ.”
—David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; Author, The Happy Christian and Christians Get Depressed Too
“Helps those who are longing to shed the weight of discontent by pointing them to the soul-satisfying contentment found in Jesus Christ.”
—Christina Fox, Counselor; Author, A Heart Set Free and Closer Than a Sister
“With clear, practical, biblical reflection, Hill leads us to the greener pastures of Christian contentment.”
—Jen Pollock Michel, Author, Teach Us to Want and Keeping Place
“Those of us who continually study contentment do so because we, like many others, have not fully “learned to be content in any and every circumstance” with the apostle Paul. Armed with the sword of the Spirit—the Word of God—Megan Hill has given us a wise and beautifully written daily devotional to help us attain this important Christian virtue. Its practical insights and applications, its simplicity and depth, its conviction and comfort will make this a daily devotional that I will return to often in my ongoing struggle for the great gain of godliness with contentment.”
—William Barcley, Senior Pastor, Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina; Author, The Secret of Contentment