Joel Osteen Daily Devotional March 7 2022 :
Psalm 34:17, NIV
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
God will deliver us from trouble, but consider it in a new light. The post office picks up a package in New York, and drivers deliver it to California. “Deliver” means they transport it from one location to another.
It may go through five stops along the way before it is delivered. In the same way, right now God is delivering you from trouble. You’re en route, and there may be some stops along the way. But don’t worry, you’re not delivered yet. You’re in debt, but God is delivering you into abundance.
You’re dealing with depression, but God is delivering you into joy. When those thoughts tell you, “This trouble is permanent. It’s never going to change,” just shake off the discouragement and answer back, “No, I’m being delivered. This trouble is not going to stop me; it’s going to transport me.”
God is going to open new doors, turn impossible situations around, and push you into a level of your destiny that you would never have experienced without it.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that what so often looks like trouble is really the means by which You are moving me toward Your purpose. Thank You that what’s discouraging is going to push doors open to new levels that I could never experience without it. Help me to be patient while You work things out. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Author: Joel Osteen
Source: Joel Osteen ministries /joelosteen.com