Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 23, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 01/23/2013 4:46:28 AM PST by Vision
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. (Isaiah 41:10, AMP)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Its easy to look around at whats happening in the earth today and be tempted to feel afraid or dismayed. Circumstances may seem overwhelming. Maybe your business is struggling, maybe you lost your job, maybe youre struggling in a relationship or concerned about the economy. During times like these, its important to remember that God has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. In fact, not only is He with us, He has promised to strengthen us and harden us to difficulties. That means, when tough times come, they just bounce right off of you. You dont allow your circumstances to steal your peace and joy. You have the attitude that says, This may be a big problem, but my God is bigger!
Keep in mind that the enemy isnt after your checkbook; hes ultimately after your peace and joy. He knows that if he can get your joy, then he can get your strength. But when you stay connected to the Father through prayer, studying the Word and declaring His promises over your life, youll be hardened to difficulties and stay safe in the palm of Gods hand!
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your favor, strength and mercy. Today I renounce fear and choose to trust in Your plan of victory. Thank You for filling me with Your peace and joy and for keeping me close to You in Jesus name. Amen.