rough and rutted, tires rumbling
this noisy road carries us
to a place of peace
a house that is already home
May I live to make Paul's words truth --
Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want,
for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point
where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am.
I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances,
and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance.
I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare
or going without and being in want.
I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me
[I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him
Who infuses inner strength into me;
I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].