Hebrews 13:5 says, “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” We exemplify the Lord through our conduct. I have to ask myself: is my heart content because I have the assurance the Lord is always with me?
I wonder if our discontent stems from living in the fears of our past or worries in what might happen in the future. Why else would the writer link conduct, contentment, and the assurance that He will never leave us? Honestly, I have not thought about this three-way connection before.
Covetousness is based on what we perceive as lack in our present. It’s another lie of the enemy. Paul declared that he had to learn to be content (Philippians 4:12). Learning often entails trial and error. It is a process.
Psalm 34:10 says, “…those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” Psalm 84:11 says, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”
When fears assail your mind, lean hard on His grace. Memorize Scripture with the intent of hiding His word in your heart. Think of it like wallpaper. Here is a great one to start with~just the first phrase.
Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you…” Meditate on what this really means to you. Every breath, every thought, every silent cry of your heart is known and noted by the Lord. He is IN you. You are never alone.