Wrestling with the battle for contentment
Being content has little to do with your circumstances
10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
Being content is not intuitive
12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
Contentment is found in knowing Christ
13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.