A girlfriend of mine always seems to forward these Joel Osteen messages at the appointed time in my life that I need them. Super grateful and thought I'd share.
"For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again..."(Proverbs 24:16, NIV)
Life is full of things that try to push us down. We all face disappointments and setbacks. Maybe you received some bad news about your health or perhaps a relationship didn't work out. That was a setback. It's easy to get discouraged or lose your enthusiasm or even be tempted to just settle where you are.
But if we're going to see God's best, we have to have a "bounce back" mentality. That means when you get knocked down, you don't stay down. You get back up again. You have to know that every time adversity comes against you, it's a setup for a comeback!
Remember, as a believer in Jesus, the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you. There is no challenge too difficult, no obstacle too high, no sickness, no disappointment, no person, nothing that can keep you from your God-given destiny.
If you stay in faith, then God will turn what was meant to be a stumbling block into a stepping stone, and you'll move forward in strength, full of faith and victory!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for setting me up for success in everything I do. I choose to trust and rely on You knowing that Your plans are for my good. I know my best days are ahead of me and look ahead to the blessings You have in store for me in Jesus' name. Amen.
- BJ Gianni