Joel Osteen Daily Devotionals August 8 2022 :
We all face things that are trying to push us down today. Thoughts will tell you, “You’ll never get well. This setback has ruined your finances. You’ll always struggle with this addiction.” Don’t believe those lies. No more saying, “It’s never going to change.” Rather, you need to say with the apostle Paul, “The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives inside me.” The forces of darkness did their best to stop Jesus, but they couldn’t keep Him from rising. That tells me that nothing you face can keep you from your purpose–no pandemic, no setback, no layoff. The enemy may have done his best, but his best will never be enough.
You may feel as though you’re down in a pit. The good news is that the Most High God will lift you out. He’s about to free you from that addiction. He’s about to turn the medical report around. He’s about to open new doors, bring new opportunities, new relationships. The pit is not your destiny. Get ready to rise.