Joy for your Body: Acceptance (Matthew 6:25)

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”  -Matthew 6:25

Throughout our lives, our bodies change; that’s the design! While some changes are hard won and sought after, others may be unwelcome. However, being caught up in longing for what once was or what we wish could be, limits our ability to appreciate what is. 

Spend some time today acknowledging the reality of your situation. In your journal, on your notes app, or over coffee with a trusted friend, move through these three phases of reflection.

  1. Name the places of change or pain in your body (and/or life). Allow the feelings that arise to be. Embrace the stark silence of the inability to resolve these feelings or cure the circumstances. 
  2. Courageously articulate your preferred future. What do you wish for your life and your body? Where are the places you long for healing?
  3. Reflect on what is true now. What ways are you already living well, despite the challenges and limits you face? What is good about what is, as is? 

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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

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