Joel Osteen (January-12-2019) Daily Devotion: God's peace is in you!
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail). (Psalm 55:22, AMP)
TODAY'S WORD: Jesus said in John 14:27, "I'm leaving you My peace. I'm giving it unto you." The Amplified version says, "Now stop allowing yourself to be agitated and disturbed. And do not permit yourselves to become unsettled." God has done His part to give you His peace. As a child of God, His peace is on the inside of you right now. You have to do your part and make the decision to live in peace. When negative circumstances arise and you make the choice to stay in peace, you are showing that you trust God. You are saying, "God, I know that You are in control. I know that no weapon formed against me is going to prosper." Choose to keep peace in your life. When you cast your burdens on Him, He promises to sustain you—that's a place of true peace, a place of lasting power!
PRAYER FOR TODAY: God, what an amazing discovery to find that Your perfect peace is within me! I trust You and will tap into that peace when life tries to steal it away. Thank you for giving me power over negative attitudes! In Jesus' Name - Amen.