Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 27, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 07/27/2012 4:40:01 AM PDT by Vision
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you... (Isaiah 66:13, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Oftentimes, when people face challenges, they seek comfort by surrounding themselves with things that are familiar. It may be work, a sport or hobby; it may be relationships; or of course, we all know about comfort food. But those things are only temporary, and they can only bring temporary comfort. True, lasting comfort is available, and its only found in a personal relationship with God, the Father through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
According to Websters dictionary, comfort means to give strength and hope; to ease grief or trouble. No matter what difficulty you may be facing today, God wants to bring you comfort. Like a mother cares for her child, He longs to give you strength, hope and confidence. Make the decision to put Him first in every area of your life. Let go of those things you know are holding you back. Let Him be Lord over all! As you surrender to His grace, you will be filled with His peace and joy. Youll be empowered to overcome every obstacle, and you will live in victory all the days of your life.
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, I come to You today and invite You to fill my whole being. Give me Your lasting comfort and strength. Empower me by Your Holy Spirit to live in the victory You have established for me in Jesus name. Amen.