She wanted to keep trying,
even though the sun was hot and her legs were unsteady.
Her daddy held the bicycle with his strong hands
and guided her along with his encouraging words.
Our Father in heaven is just like that.
Just ask Paul.
He was being held under house arrest as he wrote to the Philippians,
encouraging them, praying for them, and exhorting them to live godly lives.
At the end of his letter, Paul wrote of his contentment no matter his circumstances:
"...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
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 all things
who strengthens me."
Paul knew the secret to contentment was finding his strength in Jesus,
trusting Him to hold him up and keep him going,
no matter the circumstances.
And so can we.