Daily Devotion


Fresh Start: Where Does It Come From?

by | Mar 2, 2024 | Daily Devotion, Fresh Start | 0 comments

Contentment. Where does it come from? Ask Brock Purdy, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who led his team to Super Bowl 58. Purdy said,

When I’m down 17 at half, I’m honestly thinking, ‘Alright God, you’ve taken me here, win or lose, I’m going to glorify you….’ And that’s my peace, that’s the joy, that’s the steadfastness—that’s where I get it from….

Contentment. Where does it come from? Ask Christian McCaffrey, the 49ers running back who led the league in rushing yards this year. McCaffrey said:

You have a bunch of people chanting your name; it’s important that you give the honor and glory back to the person, God, that’s allowing me to do this.

Contentment. Where does it come from? There is no one better to ask than the apostle Paul. He was familiar with life’s extremes with challenging circumstances. Here’s what he said:

Philippians 4:11-13
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Significance does not mean that life will be free from pain or discomfort. The believer is not exempt from loss, disease, or death. But it is often through these challenges that we discover true significance. Jesus always meets us right where we are and ministers to us there.

Meaning is not found in an escape from reality but during life’s harsh realities. I am significant regardless of my situation, not because of it. When everything is stripped away, God never leaves or forsakes me. Even when I am by myself, he alone gives meaning. My identity is in Jesus, not in my surroundings or circumstances. I am not controlled by the highs and lows of life. I will find meaning and significance in every situation because God is there with me, providing his strength.

Father, thank you for your strength in all of life’s ups and downs. Let me say with Paul I have learned the secret of being content regardless of what circumstances bring. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


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