The word contentment is a rare jewel in today’s world. Sad to say, it is equally rare amongst the Bride of Christ. To be content carries the idea of being satisfied.
Paul said that he learned to be content. Well, if he learned how to be content, the implication is that he did not know what it meant to be content until he met the Lord Jesus Christ. It is only in the school of submission to the sovereign work of God in our lives that you and I can learn how to be content.
When I realize that everything that happens in my life is from God, and that it stems from His love for me, I can rest. I may not understand it all, but I know the Potter is working both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
You see, our contentment comes from being in Christ, not our circumstances. The Lord being our Shepherd is the source of all strength and contentment.