A Lesson on Contentment: A Guest Post by Beth Alisan

Today, I am pleased to share a guest post with you written by my blogging friend Beth Alisan. You can find Beth blogging about life lessons and adventures with her lab Adi on her blog Lessons from a Lab.

Beth is a wife and mother of two. She loves the outdoors, her dog Adi, and growing in her relationship with God.

Her lab Adi loves walking and spending time on the local soccer fields where you will find Beth’s husband coaching soccer.

I pray you are blessed by Beth’s guest post today.

By Your Side: A Lesson on Contentment

Many of us have or have had that dog whose greatest pleasure is to be near us as we work. Whether our task is exciting or mind-numbing, they would be no other place than by our side watching, waiting, even inspecting our work. That’s my Adi-girl.


At one point this summer, as I was picking sugar peas with ourblack Labrador following me down the rows, I looked at her and was struck by her contentment.  Contentment derived from just being by my side. Lately, the words “abide,” “be still,” and “wait” have been a common theme in my Bible study.  As I was grappled with these words, my mind kept going back to that look of contentment in Adi, and the Lord sweetly whispered to my heart- be content like that just to be in My presence as you wait and watch Me work.

I share this as an encouragement to be content in the areas of your life the Lord is asking you to be still and wait.

“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3: 25- 26, ESV 

© 2019-2022, Lessons from a Lab, Beth Alisan. All Rights Reserved.

Thank you for stopping by and reading Beth’s guest post today.

May the Lord shine kindness on you. Please know you are loved.

Blessings and favor,

The Devotional Guy™

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  1. Beth is one of my favorite bloggers. Most of the biblical lessons come from Adi, but it’s hard to type with paws, you know? Thanks for being a devotional dog’s co-writer, Beth. 😊

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  2. Beth Alisan says:

    Thank you David! The image of Adi trying to type made me laugh out loud. Although she’s not typing the words, I can guarantee you that she is always lying at my feet as I write. She’s a great partner to have by my side.

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  3. Alan Kearns says:

    A simple but truly beautiful illustration (á la Adi) which goes deep to where our heart should be in Him, thank you Beth.

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