I recently finished reading Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow and it has got me thinking and praying a lot about contentment and accepting my portion in life. It has been especially helpful in reminding me to be grateful for what the Lord has provided for me and to stop comparing myself to others. Here are some quotes from the book that I enjoyed:
Here is a quote from Elisabeth Elliot on Psalm 16:5:
“I know of no greater simplifier for all of life. Whatever happens is assigned. Does the intellect balk at that? Can we say that there are things that happen to us that do not belong to our lovingly assigned “portion.” (“This belongs to it, that does not”)? Are some things, then, out of the control of the Almighty? Every assignment is measured and controlled for my eternal good. As I accept the given portion other options are canceled. Decisions become much easier, directions clearer, and hence my heart becomes inexpressibly quieter. A quiet heart is content with what God gives.”
A Cup of Thoughts...with room for cream. says
I found your blog while trying to get the scripture verse for being "grateful for our assigned portion". I've only read a bit of your blog, and I am so blessed by it! I frequently write on my blog, and have found it to be quite the ministry and theraputic outlet.Hopefully we can touch base at some point.
~ellie in pasadena, ca.