“I do know what it’s to be in want, and I do know what it’s to have lots. I’ve realized the key of being content material in any and each scenario, whether or not effectively fed or hungry, whether or not residing in lots or in need. I can do all this by him who provides me power.” Philippians 4:12-13
“God, when is it going to be my flip?”
I’ve requested that query extra instances than I can rely. I’ve watched again and again as folks near me have gotten married and began their households. I’ve cried and questioned what was incorrect with me. My coronary heart has been damaged over relationships I assumed is likely to be the one for which I used to be ready.
I spent a few years combating being single. My thoughts and my coronary heart appeared continually stressed. Then, someplace alongside the street, it received higher. As I pursued and obeyed God, He opened my eyes to the blessings I’ve proper now.
The Apostle Paul knew what it was to stay a life he by no means deliberate. Paul was educated as a Pharisee (a really realized Jewish chief of the time). He was effectively revered, even feared. Paul was additionally a Roman citizen with all of the perks that got here with that. He was a robust man within the early days after Jesus’ crucifixion. Acts 7:58, 8:3, 9:13-14
With all that he had going for him, one encounter with Jesus on the Highway to Damascus modified every thing. He went from privilege to hardship. He embraced a very completely different life and realized the way to be content material, it doesn’t matter what. His peace got here by the power Christ gave him.
All of us wrestle with life’s circumstances. Only a few of us have the life we imagined once we had been younger. However, like Paul, we will discover our peace in figuring out that God is in management and that His plan for us is ideal.
Lord, I’m struggling. I need to be okay with my current circumstances however I can’t get there. I admit I need one thing else. Present me the way to be at peace. Amen.
By Debbie West
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