Summer Blues

Everything is going wrong for Liz this summer, and he can’t figure out how to fix his summer blues.

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After you listen

Memory Verse

“Be content with what you have”

Audio Icon   Hebrews 13:5



In this episode, Liz learned to be content and enjoy the blessings he has from God, rather than just complaining about what was going wrong.

“Contentment” is more than being happy. It’s being at rest. When you’re content, you’re resting in God’s care. In the Bible, Paul learned the secret of being content. It isn’t having everything you want; it isn’t even having everything you need. Paul said this: “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. … And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:11-13, 19). Do you see what the secret to contentment is? It’s trusting God to meet all your needs, and relying on the strength he gives when you feel weak. When you trust God, you can spend time being thankful for what he has given you, rather than worrying about what he hasn’t.

Want to dig deeper and learn how to be content? Check out Psalm 131:1-2, Hebrews 13:5, and 1 Timothy 6:6-7.


After God led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, the Egyptian soldiers chased the Israelites to the Red Sea. God parted the Red Sea so that the Israelites could cross safely, but he sent the waves crashing in on the soldiers! God proved to the Israelites that he would always take care of them, even when things seemed at their worst. Moses’ sister Miriam sang this song of thankfulness with the Israelites: “Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea!” (Exodus 15:21).

Like Miriam, sing a song of thankfulness to God today.

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son (x2)

And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us" (x2)
-- Henry Smith (1978)

Or write your own! What would your thankful song to God say? What are the ways he has taken care of you?