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“Brethren, each one is to remain with God in that condition in which he was called.  Now concerning virgins I have no command of the Lord, but I give an opinion as one who by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy” (1 Corinthians 7:24-25).

Remain in the condition in which you find yourself.  This is not a fatalism, but a call to look up and realize that any temporary circumstance is just that, temporary.  The Lord knows all that is needed and we ought not be carried away by the moment.  Yes, be diligent, but do not sin.  Work hard, but do not fight against where the Lord has placed you.  Trust in the Lord above all things.

Lord, help me to see where I should struggle and work hard and where I should be content.  Grant wisdom that I may walk in Your presence always knowing that You will work all things together for good because You love me.  Guide me in Your wisdom to act according to Your leading that I may grow in becoming like You.  Help me learn how to be content.

Lord Jesus, You know all things.  You know all that is needed.  You have led me thus far and You have given me the words of eternal life.  Help me to be thankful for all that You have given me knowing that any affliction is a temporary thing.  In You alone can I find the hope that will lead me through good times and bad.  Guide me, O Lord, that I may now and always follow You.  Amen.