Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Contentment

The Mercy Of A Savior Who Empties Our Hands Of Merit And Fills Our Heart With Praise

Sometimes God ordains for us to be met with a suffering that renders us wholly devoid of any understanding of our Father's dealings. Left with no strength to speak, we groan as the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf and pleads our need to the only trustworthy Captain capable of maneuvering us through the sea of sorrow that churns with waters understood by him alone. Read more

The Joy Of Finding Satisfaction With Dissatisfaction

Conversations about having a joyful heart can so easily leave us with the impression that being a surrendered Christian involves our experiencing a sense of sweet satisfaction in this life. That if we're truly seeking to trust a Savior in whom we are found complete, that certainly what should follow is a sense of deep contentment not just in the Giver of good gifts, but in the gifts themselves. Read more

Christmasing In Peace: Quietly Listening To The Right Questions

When the deafening wind of inquiries overwhelm my heart, I've learned the only way to find rest for my soul is to stop and listen to the voice of my Father. And in the stillness I discover that he is quietly asking ME questions. I've never secured peace by asking right questions in a state of confusion, I've only secured it by the grace that has me offering right answers in a state of contentment. Read more