The theme for today’s Pastor Joel Osteen Daily Devotional October 12 2023 is ”Don’t Rely on People“
Faith says, “God, I don’t know how I’m going to raise these children, but I’m not going to live worried and stressed out. I don’t know how my business is going to make it, but I trust You when I don’t have the answer. I don’t see how my family can be restored, but I trust You when I don’t see a way. I realize I don’t have to know because You know, and You control the universe.” That attitude of faith is what allows God to do great things—to make ways where you don’t see a way. The fact is that He had the solution before you had the problem.
He could show you how it’s going to be resolved. He could give you all the details, but if He’s not, then it’s a test. He doesn’t want you to know right now. Will you be comfortable not knowing? Will you trust Him when you don’t see how it can happen?
You may have some things you don’t understand, can’t figure out, and don’t see an answer to. That’s okay. You don’t have to see it. Don’t get discouraged, and don’t start complaining. God is working behind the scenes. He’s about to make things happen that you didn’t see coming. It’s going to be out of the ordinary, unusual. You’re going to know it’s the goodness of God. Moses didn’t have all the answers. He didn’t know how the Israelites would make it through the desert, but God gave them manna to eat each morning, something like bread that formed on the ground. He brought water out of a rock—unusual, uncommon. He guided them with a cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night. He brought the walls of Jericho down, not by them fighting, not by their own effort, but simply by the Israelites marching around the walls. They experienced supernatural protection and supernatural provision. Just because you don’t have the answer doesn’t mean God is not going to show up and do amazing things.
Prayer for Today
Dear God, Even though there are things I can’t understand or figure out, I trust in You. I might not see the answer yet, but I won’t lose faith. I won’t let discouragement or complaint enter my heart. I know You’re working behind the scenes. You’re preparing blessings that I can’t see coming, things out of the ordinary. I trust these blessings will be so unusual, so beautiful that I will know they are from You. I am looking forward to experiencing Your goodness, feeling it in my life, and knowing it’s on the way. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.