It is so easy to look at our personal lives and feel that we wish we had what someone else has. Maybe we want to be blonde, be taller, have a different career, have a different family situation, and the list can go on forever. Being discontent in life is hard, and when you find yourself daydreaming you can read over these Bible verses to help get you centered again.
Many of us try to fill voids in our lives with things we shouldn’t. With materialistic things such as money, cars, and expensive clothes but we only are left wanting more. Those materialistic things will never fulfill us the way the Word of God will. When we lean on him and pray and work on overcoming the feelings of discontent, we will find we become content with our lives in all areas.
When you read these Bible verses you will begin to see and deal with your contentment in life. Write down some scriptures that stand out, and read them over and over throughout the day.
15 Must Read Bible Verses For When You Are Discontent
1. Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Philippians 4:11-12
2. If they obey and serve Him, They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures. Job 36:11
3. Now godliness with contentment is a great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:6-12
4. I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3
5. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:25-26
6. You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
7. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22
8. The young lions lack and suffer hunger, But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. Psalm 34:10
9. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
10. Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice. Proverbs 16:8
11. 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.” Hebrews 13:5
12. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age. Titus 2:11-12
13. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10
14. Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’’ Matthew 22:37
15. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2
Know that you do not have to live in the battle of feeling discontent in your life. You can learn to be content and happy with how your life is, through the power of the Word and your faith.