Joel Osteen 20 December 2021 Daily Devotional | Today’s Word for Monday
Topic: Beginnings and Endings
“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God.
Revelation 1:8, NLT
Joel Osteen 20 December 2021 Daily Devotional Message
We get excited about new beginnings. We talk a lot about God being the Alpha and doing new things, but we don’t hear much about how He, the Omega, brings things to an end. It could be a relationship, a broken dream, a business that didn’t make it, or a loved one who passes away. This is hard for us because an ending can feel like a setback, and often it feels like a failure. But just as God opens a door, He closes doors and brings things to an end. The reason He closes a door is because He has something better. Instead of being sour and losing your joy, the best thing you can do is to just say goodbye to the hurt, the questions, the disappointment, and the self-pity. Quit beating yourself up; quit bringing failures from yesterday into today. Accept it as part of God’s plan, be at peace with what’s behind you, and move on. When you kiss the past goodbye, it releases you into your future.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Thank You that just as I can trust You with my successes, so I can trust You with what comes to an end and what doesn’t make sense to me. I believe You are in control and are directing my future. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Joel Osteen 20 December 2021 Daily Devotional Message | Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Osteen 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.