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New Life Daily Devotion - November 20, 2011

  • 2011 Nov 20


Acceptance Today
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Philippians 4:11 NIV

Are you embittered by a personal tragedy that you did not deserve and cannot understand? If so, it’s time to accept the unchangeable past and to have faith in the promise of tomorrow. It’s time to trust God completely—and it’s time to reclaim the peace—His peace—that can and should be yours.

On occasion, you will be confronted with situations that you simply don’t understand. But God does. And He has a reason for everything that He does.

God doesn’t explain Himself in ways that we, as mortals with limited insight and clouded vision, can comprehend. So, instead of understanding every aspect of God’s unfolding plan for our lives and our universe, we must be satisfied to trust Him completely. We cannot know God’s motivations, nor can we understand His actions. We can, however, trust Him, and we must.

Faith is the willingness to receive whatever he wants to give, or the willingness not to have what he does not want to give. - Elisabeth Elliot, 100 Days of Prayer

The key to contentment is to consider. Consider who you are and be satisfied with that. Consider what you have and be satisfied with that. Consider what God’s doing and be satisfied with that. - Luci Swindoll

We need to be at peace with our past, content with our present, and sure about our future, knowing they are all in God’s hands. - Joyce Meyer

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. - Corrie ten Boom

Today’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank You for the abundant life that is mine through Christ. Give me courage, Lord, to claim the spiritual riches that You have promised, and lead me according to Your plan for my life, today and always. Amen