Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 17, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 01/17/2013 4:45:01 AM PST by Vision
Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me. Psalm 131:1, NKJV.
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
When things happen in your life that you dont plan, do you find yourself trying to reason it all out or look for a file so to speak in your mind to put it in? What happens when you cant reason it out or make sense of it all?
Heres the answer: Every one of us needs to create a file in our thinking called the I Dont Understand It file. When things come up that dont make sense, things that you cant figure out, instead of getting frustrated or confused, put it in your I Dont Understand It file and leave it alone. If you go through life trying to figure out why something bad happened or why things didnt work out, it will cause you to become bitter and stuck in life. Part of trusting God means trusting Him when things dont make sense because we know that His plan is always for good. We have to know that He will reveal all things in His timeeven if that means in eternity.
Is there something that didnt make sense in 2012 that you know you need to file away? Choose to trust God. Choose to keep moving forward. Know that He loves you, He is for you, and He has a great plan for your future!
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I surrender my past. I surrender my need to have all the answers, and I choose to trust You. Fill me with Your peace. Fill me with Your grace and compassion as I press forward into the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus name. Amen.