I need to listen again to yesterday's sermon in church about contentment. It seems so relevant in many different ways living in Michigan, a severely challenged state that seems to become more politicized with each passing day.
There are also other things that can challenge contentment. Lots of people have lost jobs, lost their houses, lost family and lost hope.
At Ada Bible Church, Pastor Jeff Manion preached about how the Apostle Paul went through the "school of contentment" and how he had to learn about it through all phases of his life. At the end of his life, he was a Roman prisoner and he was content.