David Jeremiah 8th February 2022 Daily Devotional || Not Where I Wanted to Be

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David Jeremiah Devotional 8th February 2022
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Topic: Not Where I Wanted to Be

Today’s Scripture: The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. – Acts 21:33, NIV

Recommended Reading: Philippians 1:12-19

Tennis pro Stan Wawrinka has won more than $34 million in prize money. Last year a foot injury caused him to miss the biggest tournaments, including the U.S. Open. On social media, he said, “Not where I wanted to be, but still a smile on my face.”

One of the secrets of joy is learning to smile and trust God, even when we’re not where we want to be. In Acts 21, Paul was finishing a visit to Jerusalem and packing for his planned missionary tour to Rome and Spain. Instead, he was arrested, bound with two chains, and tossed into a four-year legal battle in Caesarea and Rome. Yet he told the Philippians, “I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out.… And in this I rejoice” (Philippians 1:12, 18).

When we can’t control our environment, we feel distressed. But God has His plans. His grace can bring smiles to our faces and joy to our hearts.

The future is as bright as the promises of God.
Adoniram Judson

Read-Thru-the-Bible: Numbers 3 – 4

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