TOPIC: God Has Seen
“If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, you would surely have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen my hardship…” – Genesis 31:42, NIV
Joel Osteen 3rd June 2022 Devotional MESSAGE
For twenty years Jacob worked for his father-in-law, Laban, bringing Laban great increase in his flocks. Fourteen of those years he worked to earn Laban’s daughters as wives, then six more for his flock. Over that time, Laban was dishonest with Jacob and unfairly changed the terms of Jacob’s wages ten times. Despite that, God’s blessing followed Jacob, and when he finally left, he had more flocks and riches than Laban. God saw the hardship and unfairness, and He was keeping the records straight.
God sees what’s unfair in your life. He’s not going to just bring you out; He’s going to bring you out with abundance. Payback is coming. The bad breaks, the disappointments, and the people who did you wrong are not the end. It’s a setup. The enemy meant it for your harm. He’d love to convince you to live discouraged, not pursuing your dreams, and thinking it’s never going to work out. Don’t believe those lies. It’s setting you up for new levels of your destiny.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
“Father, thank You that You keep the records straight, and You’ve seen every unfairness I’ve experienced and how it has impacted my life. Thank You that You know how to pay me back. I believe that what the enemy has meant for my harm is setting me up for new levels. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Joel Osteen 3rd June 2022 Devotional Message for Friday | Today’s Word . 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.