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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 18, 2013 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 11/18/13 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 11/18/2013 5:11:58 PM PST by Vision

Hold Your Peace

Today's Scripture

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest. Exodus 14:14, AMP.

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

One time in scripture, when the Israelites were facing an impossible situation, God told them, “Hold your peace. Remain at rest, and I will fight your battles.” Notice there was a condition, something the Israelites had to do. It’s the same for us today. Hold your peace. That indicates something is trying to take it away—thoughts of worry, fear, anxiety. You might think, “What if it doesn’t happen? What am I going to do?” If you will just stay in peace, the Creator of the universe, the Most High God will go to work on your behalf.

Remember, nothing can stand against our God. He has all power. He stopped the sun for Joshua. He closed the mouths of hungry lions for Daniel. Whatever you face in life, if you will just hold your peace and remain at rest, God promises He will fight your battles and lead you into everlasting victory!

A Prayer for Today

Father, today I put my trust and hope in You. I choose to hold my peace knowing that You will fight my battles. Thank You for working all things out for my good in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
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1 posted on 11/18/2013 5:11:58 PM PST by Vision
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2 posted on 11/18/2013 5:12:32 PM PST by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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Good word. Letting go (of my own self effort) and letting God (by letting the peace of God rule in my heart) is the way to a victorious, joy-filled life.

The difficulty is letting go of our way, our self-effort, our own righteousness (which is of the law (Phil 3:9)). I believe the trials and hardships that come our way are designed for this very thing - to bring us to the end of ourselves, not because God is mean and vindictive, but because he loves us so much, he's willing to allow us to go through the pain of giving up self-effort which is cursed and brings death, for the glorious and peaceable life of resting in Him.

3 posted on 11/19/2013 7:19:38 AM PST by PapaNew
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