When we stop scrolling, and take a moment to reflect, we can take comfort in knowing we are really never sitting home alone
At first glance, the above scripture appears to be about money, but being content with what you have is about so much more than money and material things. Checking Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites can be depressing at times. We see our friends, or maybe people we thought were our friends, hanging out and have fun while we sit at home feeling left out. We suddenly don’t feel content with the life we’re living.
Never before have we been exposed to so much of other people’s private lives, but what we must realize is people only post what they want us to see. When we see someone smiling and laughing, we are only seeing part of a bigger picture. Chances are, those very same people have felt the exact same way you do at a different time in their lives. Maybe they’ve even envied you!
We need to read the entire verse. Not only are we called to be content, but we are reminded Jesus will never leave or forsake us. What a wonderful promise! When we stop scrolling, and take a moment to reflect, we can take comfort in knowing we are really never sitting home alone. Jesus never leaves our side.
It’s okay to want friends, and if you do find you aren’t getting out as much as you’d like to, it’s perfectly fine to pursue friendships; however, know you already have a best friend who loved you so much that He died for you. You can’t find a better friend than that!