Philippians 3:13 (KJ21) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended it, but this one thing I do: forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
If you’re like most people, you like being in control. I know I do, and you want things to happen according to your wishes and according to your timetable. But most of the time, God has other plans, and the Lord always has the final word. All of us will experience adversity and pain. As human beings with limited comprehension, we can never fully understand the will of the Lord. But as believers in a benevolent God, we must always trust His Divine providence.
Are you overwhelmed by a personal tragedy that you did not deserve and cannot understand? If so, it’s time to make peace with life. It’s time to forgive others, and, if necessary, to forgive yourself. It’s time to accept the unchangeable past, to embrace the gift of the present, and to have faith in the promise of tomorrow. It’s time to trust God completely in this season of your life!
Point to ponder- Acceptance means learning to trust God more. Today, think of at least one aspect of your life that you’ve been reluctant to accept, and then prayerfully ask God to help you trust Him more by accepting the past. Have a fantastic Friday and great weekend!
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