Finding Happiness in a Miserable World – Devotion

by Khaleef Crumbley on September 26, 2010

in Christian Living

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(Gorham Abbott, “The Family at Home“, 1833)

“A man’s life does not consist in the abundance
of his possessions.” Luke 12:15

“But if we have food and clothing, we will be
content with these.” 1 Timothy 6:8

A little simple food, and plain clothing, and humble
shelter–this is all that man really needs. Outward
things can neither make a man happy or miserable.

Ahab was discontented on a king’s throne.
Paul and Silas were happy in a dungeon.

Nature is content with little;
grace is content with less.
Luxury is seldom satisfied;
lust is never satisfied.

If we have but little in this world, we may content
ourselves with the reflection, that it is safer to have
little than much.

Many have been ruined by prosperity.
Many have gone to hell splendidly clothed, and who
lived each day in luxury!

Very wise was the prayer of Agur, “Give me neither
poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.”
Proverbs 30:8

Christians should be content, because time is short;
and if time is short, trouble cannot be long! “Weeping
may endure for a night–but joy comes in the morning!”
These light afflictions are but for a moment–and then
comes an eternal weight of glory!

The Christian is traveling down a rough and dirty piece of road; but
he is going home–to his glorious heavenly home!
This is the true secret of finding happiness in a
miserable world

Grace Gems (choice electronic books, sermons & quotes)

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1 John Armstrong

Thank you for the encouraging post. I have been thinking about this. I want to eliminate our debt and move into a more financially secure position. During this pursue I often forget what the Lord said about the daily bread and I often forget about how blessed I am.

This post has encouraged me.

Thank you


2 Khaleef Crumbley

Definitely true! God wants us to handle money in a wise and spiritual manner, while ultimately looking to Him for our provision!


3 Danielle Coleman

Truly enjoyed this Devotion!


4 Khaleef Crumbley

Thank you! It really stuck with me as well. I just pray that I can have this attitude at all times. Hopefully, you’ll be praying for me too!


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