New Life Daily Devotion - August 24

Satisfied Singleness

Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry. But since there is so much immorality each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. - 1 Corinthians 7:1-2
 
According to the latest U.S. Census, there are 95.7 million single adults in America.  This constitutes a large—and growing—portion of our society, yet a portion that’s often overlooked in the area of spiritual care.  So if you’re a single adult or know one, I’d like to speak to you.
 
You may be single by choice or as a result of unfortunate circumstances.  You may have future plans to marry, or you may sense God calling you to a life of singleness.  No matter what your situation, God’s will for you right now is to be satisfied in Him, and to trust His plan for you at this time in your life.  
 
You get to choose how you respond to your singleness.  Learn from it. Grow in it. Singleness does not have to equal loneliness.  You can survive the temptations unique to your situation in our world today.  Start by going to God and connecting with others.   
 
“I think I’ve discovered the secret of life—you just hang around long enough to get used to it.” - Charles M. Schultz (1922-2000)
 

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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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