Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 18, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 09/18/2013 4:33:29 PM PDT by Vision
I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. (Philippians 3:13, NKJV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
We all go through disappointments, setbacks and things that we dont understand. Maybe you prayed for a loved one, but they didnt get well. Or maybe you worked hard for a promotion, but you didnt get it. You stood in faith for a relationship, but it didnt work out. One of the best things you can do is release it. Let it go. Dont dwell on it anymore. If you go around wondering why things didnt work out, all that will do is lead to bitterness, resentment and self-pity. Before long, youll be blaming others, blaming yourself, or even God. You may not understand what happened. It may not have been fair. But when you release it, its an act of your faith. Youre saying, God, I trust You. I know Youre in control. And even though it didnt work out my way, You said, All things are going to work together for my good. So I believe You still have something good in my future.
There is power in letting go of the past and the frustration of trying to figure everything out. When you release your questions, you are saying, God, You are in control. I trust You. And when you put your hope in God, thats when He can heal your heart and lead you forward into victory.
A Prayer for Today
Father, I come to You today giving You my hurts and questions. Help me to forgive and release the past. Heal my heart and restore my soul. Show me the good plan You have for my future as I keep my mind stayed on You in Jesus name. Amen.