Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.15.18

Note: Today’s message was originally shared by me on June 24, 2014. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.

Message from Natasha

Oh my goodness today’s message by Joel and Victoria Osteen moved me out of my seat. I think the room rumbled. After reading it, tell me what you think.

Move Forward


“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

(Isaiah 43:18–19, ESV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Oftentimes, people get stuck in life because they’ve been hurt or betrayed, and they end up settling where they are. They allow the disappointment to keep them from the divine appointment. Don’t let that be you! Don’t let what somebody did or didn’t do for you be an excuse to live sour. Don’t let a bad break, a divorce, a betrayal or a bad childhood cause you to settle where you are. Move forward and God will pay you back. Move forward and God will vindicate you. Move forward and you’ll come into a new beginning.

Nothing that has happened to you is a surprise to God. The loss of that loved one didn’t catch God off guard. The business that didn’t make it, the relationship that didn’t work out did not stop God’s plan for your life. Now, the real question is: are you going to get stuck, fall into self-pity, become bitter, let the past poison your future? Or, are you going to shake it off and move forward knowing that your best days are still up ahead?


Father, thank You for being my vindicator. Thank You for making the wrong things right in my life. I know that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf, and I will move forward in the blessing You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Natasha’s Questions of the Day

1. Are you currently stuck in a rut?

2. Have you recently been hurt by someone or by circumstances and you feel beaten and defeated?

3. After reading today’s message, are you feeling more inclined to continue pouting and feeling sorry for yourself, or do you feel an energy flowing through you that makes you want to get up, move, and do something?

4. What do you want to release to God that you keep holding on to as though you’re the only one who can deal with it?

5. What things are you settling for that you want to hand over to God?

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Sending love from our nation’s capital, Washington DC!

(June 24, 2014)


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