Saturday, 21 May 2016
Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional May 21, 2016 - His Plans are Greater
Today’s Scripture: “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” - (Isaiah 55:9, NIV)
Topic: His Plans are Greater [May 21, 2016]
Have you been praying and standing on God’s Word for something and haven’t seen the results yet?
Scripture says in John 11 verse 6, “When Jesus heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was two more days.” One translation says, “He sat down.” Now, that was the opposite response to what Lazarus’s family was looking for. “Jesus, don’t sit down when we need You the most.” In other words, “God, don’t sit down when my finances are this low.” “Don’t sit down when my problems are this big.” In the end, God not only healed Lazarus, He raised him from the dead!
Your mind may be telling you it’s over, it’s too late, it’s never going to happen. No, you’ve got to know there is a reason for the delay. God is planning something greater. You’re thinking of a healing; He is thinking of a resurrection. You may be thinking how I can survive, but God is thinking how you can thrive. Remember, His ways are higher than your ways, and you can trust that He is going to amaze you with His goodness in every area of your life!
A Prayer for Today: “Father, today I choose to trust in You. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I release all of my cares and concerns to You knowing that You have a greater plan in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”