Because we often blunder in our imperfection, and we must endure the shortcomings of others. Furthermore, we are living in the time period that the Bible calls “the last days,” characterized by “critical times hard to deal with.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5) Even if we cherish some fond memories of contentment in childhood, most of us now feel the full impact of these “critical times.” Is it possible to find contentment in this day and age?
Notice that the Scriptures say that these critical times would be, not impossible, but hard to deal with. We can deal with them by applying Bible principles. We may not always solve our problems, but we will find a measure of contentment.