Joel Osteen daily devotionals July 6 2022 :
1 Timothy 6:12, NLT
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you…
There are things that you’re believing for–you know God has planted those seeds. The start is exciting, and the end will be rewarding; but the truth is, the middle can be messy. In some way we’re all in the middle; we’re all on a journey. You know God gave you a promise, but every circumstance says just the opposite. Over time it’s easy to give up and think, “There are too many obstacles. It’s never going to happen.”
When you study the heroes of faith, one common denominator you’ll find is that they had faith in the middle. When the promise seemed impossible, they kept moving forward, knowing it was a part of the process. They refused to surrender to the trials or dark places. Yes, they had their moments. At times worry would come, fear would come, doubt would come, but they didn’t allow it to stay. They stirred their faith back up and believed that the promise would happen. Now do your part as they did–have faith in the middle.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You are with me through every difficulty and challenge I go through. Thank You for the promises You have given me for my journey, and that You are working behind the scenes for my good right now. I will have faith for the middle. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Author: Joel Osteen
Source : Joel Osteen Ministry / joelosteen.com