Joel Osteen (July-20-2022) Daily Devotional: Difficulties Bring a Push
Today’s Scripture: Job 29:18, TLB - "I thought, 'Surely I shall die quietly in my nest after a long, good life.'"
Today’s Word - In the Scripture, Job had his nest all fixed up, had his house just as he wanted it, and had a successful business. Things were going great. He was finally comfortable, but what happened? God stirred up his nest. God doesn't bring the trouble, but He will allow difficulties to push us into our destiny. Almost overnight Job lost his health, his children, and his business. If the story stopped there, it would be a sad ending. But Job understood this principle. In spite of great difficulties, he said, "I know my Redeemer lives." He was saying, "I know God is still on the throne. This trouble is not going to defeat me; it's going to push me." In the end Job came out with twice what he'd had before. God's dream for his life was greater than he could imagine.
Every difficulty you go through pushes you to mature, to trust God more, to be more resilient and determined. Keep the right attitude, and God will push you to a new level.
Prayer for Today - Father, thank You that no difficulty and no one can upset Your plans for my life. Thank You that You purposefully order my steps in the way that is pushing me to new levels of my destiny. Help me to declare that You live and are on the throne in the tough times. In Jesus' Name, Amen