The theme for today’s Joel Osteen Ministries’ Daily devotional by Pastor Joel Osteen is ”Keep the Negative Out”
You may be in a situation that’s unfair, somebody did you wrong, you’re dealing with an illness, or you’ve gone through a loss. You couldn’t control what happened, and you can’t make that go away. You can’t stop the negatives and offenses from coming. You can’t stop people from doing you wrong, and you can’t stop the bad breaks. You could be worried, bitter, and upset. This is when you have to dig down deep and determine to not be controlled by what you don’t have control over. You have to realize that you control how you respond to it. Don’t give away your power by letting the negative in. You have to say, “I’m keeping my walls up. I’m not letting that negative into my spirit. I’m going to keep singing praises and thanking God. I will remain at rest, and I know God will fight my battles.” He’ll pay you back for the unfair things. He’ll bring beauty out of those ashes. He will take care of what is trying to stop you.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You have power over what I cannot control. When I face problems that seem overwhelming, help me learn to hold my peace and remain at rest. I am believing that You will fight my battles and get me to where I’m supposed to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”