Dear Breaking Bread Family,
As I was deeply focused on my Bible study this message from Joel Osteen appeared. It was sent from my friend Juanita Bryan. I waited until I was done reflecting before opening the message. I wanted to fully process what I had been studying before taking in more.
I then took in these words—written by Joel Osteen—I ingested the message, and the meaning. I knew instantly that it’s a message that I need to share with others, so I share it with you. I hope that it helps.
Keep Your Hopes Up
And you shall be secure and feel confident because there is hope…
Job 11:18, AMP
In the world today, it seems there are so many things trying to pull us down. Every time you turn around, you’re being bombarded with bad news. Life can be difficult, but there is a peace that God can give you in the midst of the challenge. If you’ll keep your hopes up and keep your mind focused in the right direction, you’ll get to the place where you’ll say, “I should be upset. I should be losing sleep at night, but I’m not the least bit worried. I know God is still on the throne. I know He’s working this out for my good.”
When you keep your hopes up, you eventually step into the anointing of ease. You don’t drag around discouraged or despondent. You’re in faith, hoping, believing and expecting. That’s when God will move on your behalf. That’s when you’ll look up and say, “You know what? I don’t struggle in this area anymore. God took the pressure off. Things are starting to fall into place.” You may not be there just yet, but there is hope! God who promised to deliver you is faithful, and He will lead you in victory all the days of your life!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Heavenly Father, I declare that I put my trust and hope in You. I know that You are faithful, and I believe that You are making a way where there seems to be no way. Fill me with Your peace and joy and give me the strength to serve You all the days of my life. In Jesus’ Name.
– Joel Osteen