Theme For Joel Osteen Devotional April 13 2021 – Faith in the Middle
1 Peter 4:12, NKJV
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you.
It’s easy to have faith at the start when your baby is born, or you marry that beautiful girl, or you start a business, it’s exciting. It’s also easy to have faith at the end when you can see the finish line, you’ve fought the good fight, and now the dream is in sight. The challenge is having faith in the middle when it’s taking longer than you thought, when you don’t have the funds, and when it’s dark and difficult. In the middle is where most people are tempted to give up. But God never promised that we would reach our destiny without opposition, without disappointments, without things we don’t understand. Instead He says not to think it strange when these things come against us. That means to not get upset because somebody did you wrong, or because the business slowed, or because your child takes a wrong turn. God is still on the throne. Stay in faith. What He promised you, He will still bring to pass.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that Your Word lights my way and tells me to be ready for trials of my faith. Even when life is difficult and dark, I choose to trust in You and believe that You are working behind the scenes for my good. I will have faith for the middle. In Jesus Name, Amen.