Joel Osteen Daily Devotional September 30 2022:
Theme : Don’t Look Back
Job 17:7, NLT
My eyes are swollen with weeping, and I am but a shadow of my former self.
In the Scripture, Job’s life was suddenly shattered by great personal losses as well as a devastating illness. Although Job honored God with all of his life, he experienced a difficult test of his faith that he didn’t understand. Maybe like Job, you feel like a shadow of what you used to be. At one time you were healthy and strong, but now you’re weak and tired from fighting an illness. At one time you were blessed in your business, but now you’re barely making it. Or at one time you had a great marriage, but now you’re just trying to keep it together.
Fortunately, Job’s story did not end there, and neither will yours. God eventually turned it around and brought Job out with twice what he had before. After the heartache, after the loss, after the sickness, after the divorce, you’re going to see years of health, happiness, and favor to where you don’t look back and dwell on what you’ve been through. Bad breaks are not your destiny; double is coming.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that no matter how I feel about a challenge, nothing and no one can stop You from turning it around. Thank You that my story doesn’t end trapped in difficulties or bad breaks. Help me to know that this too shall pass and double blessing is coming. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.