by Murphy Toerner

Acceptance is a wonderful phenomenon.

Acceptance is the ultimate goal for healthy processing.  Life is full of ups and downs and steady streams of change.  All human beings are organic and dynamic.   Learn to anticipate and expect change, growth, maturity, decline and ultimate physical death.  Acceptance enables you to experience Godly peace and joy along the way.  Life without an attitude of acceptance is  torturous.

Acceptance should never be misinterpreted as lost hope.  As a Christian, your hope is not to be based on circumstances.  Your hope is based on the constant and consistent presence of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  Your intimate relationship with God empowers you to live life while seeing circumstances from an eternal viewpoint.

Acceptance enables you to play the “hand” (like in a card game) you currently have, while trusting that a better “hand” is forthcoming.  Yes, you can “fold” your hand, but often God wants you to stay in the game and play the hand you’ve been dealt.

Godly acceptance enables you to remain calm in the face of adversity.  It’s the key to experiencing Godly joy and peace in all circumstances.

I pray that you learn the way of acceptance.