The theme for today’s Joyce Meyer daily devotional December 14 2023 is ”Accepted, Not Rejected”
SCRIPTURE: The Lord is on my side, He is among those who help me; therefore I will look [in triumph] on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.— Psalm 118:7-8 (AMP)
Jesus did not enjoy the acceptance or approval of most people while He was on earth. He was despised and rejected by men. But He knew His heavenly Father loved Him. He knew who He was, and it gave Him confidence.
Everything that Jesus endured and suffered was for our sake. He went through rejection so that when we face it, we too can go through it and not be damaged by it, or if we have already been damaged, then we can completely recover.
There will always be some people who will not accept you, but their acceptance isn’t what ultimately matters. God loves you unconditionally; He approves of you and accepts you. That is all the acceptance you will ever truly need.
Prayer of the Day: Father God, thank You for loving me. Please remind me of Your love and acceptance, especially when facing rejection. Please strengthen my confidence in who I am in You, amen.