Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - March 7, 2014 [Devotional]
Posted on 03/07/2014 6:54:31 PM PST by Vision
These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold... (1 Peter 1:7, NLT)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
One thing we have to realize is that God is not going to deliver us from every difficulty. He is not going to keep us from every challenge. If He did, we would never grow. The Scripture says, Our faith is tried in the fire of affliction. When youre in a tough time, thats an opportunity for your faith to shine.
Anybody can get negative and bitter, blame God, or lose their passion. Thats easy. But if you want to pass the test, if you want God to take you to a new level, you cannot be a weakling. Youve got to be a warrior. Dig your heels in and say like Paul, I can handle it. Im ready for it. Im equal to it. I know God is still on the throne. He is fighting my battles, and on the other side of this difficulty is a new level of my destiny!
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for refining me and growing my faith. I choose to stand strong in the midst of difficulty. I choose to bless You no matter what my circumstances are. I trust that You are leading and guiding me in paths of righteousness for Your names sake in Jesus name. Amen.