Topic: Setbacks Are Setups
Exodus 14:4, NIV – And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.
Joel Osteen Daily Devotional 24th August 2021 Message:
In the book of Exodus, God told Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Let My people go.” But God knew that Pharaoh would refuse, so He caused him to harden his heart so He could bring great glory at the expense of Pharaoh. God was setting up the odds to be against the Israelites so He could show His favor. In a similar way, you may not like it that some people and circumstances have come against you; it isn’t fair, but it is ordained by God–not to stop or defeat you, but so God can show out in your life. Now quit complaining and asking, “Why am I facing these odds?” If you stay in faith, it’s just a matter of time before God turns around those obstacles and uses them to push you forward.
When it feels like the odds are against you, don’t fall apart. It’s a setup. God is about to do something that people cannot deny. They are going to know the Lord is on your side.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You are going to use the obstacles in my life to show me Your favor and bring glory to Your Name. Thank You that You are setting me up to show out in my life. I declare that others are going to know that You are on my side. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Joel Osteen Daily Devotional 24th August 2021 Message. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.