Joel Osteen (August-21-2022) Sunday Daily Devotional: “Did I Not Tell You?”.
Today’s Scripture: John 11:40, NIV - Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?"
Today’s Word: Even after Lazarus had died and been in the tomb for four days, Jesus said to his grieving sisters, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" They soon saw a resurrection. You may be facing a sickness, and you're worried. God is saying, "Did I not tell you that I will restore health to you, that by My stripes you are healed?" You have to start thanking God for what He told you instead of focusing on what you see.
When you're under pressure, it's so important to dwell on God's promises. Maybe you're discouraged over how long your dream is taking. God is saying, "Did I not tell you that what I started I will finish?" When people with more influence at the office are trying to push you down, God is saying, "Did I not tell you I will fight your battles for you?" When you remember what God says, fear, doubt, and worry cannot stay, and faith will rise in your heart.
Prayer for Today: Father, thank You for the power that comes when I remember the promises in Your Word, when I remember what You have said. Thank You for what You have whispered to me in the night. I declare that I will walk by faith in You and not focus on what I see. In Jesus' Name, Amen