Joel Osteen Daily Devotional March 09 2023

Today’s Scripture

Psalm 5:12, NIV

Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Today’s Word

David could have just said, “Lord, you will bless the righteous.” But he added the word “surely.” He was saying, “I’m absolutely convinced that You will bless me. I’m fully persuaded that what You promised is on the way.” You need to have some “surely”s. “Surely, I’ll get well. Surely, I’ll pay my house off. Surely, I’ll meet the right person. Surely, this problem is turning around. Surely, new doors are opening. Surely, I’ll come through this crisis better than I was before.” It’s not, “Maybe…there’s a good chance, if the medicine works, if I get the promotion, or if these people like me.” No, you need to add the surely; you have to be convinced. 

If you have the “if”s, you’re going to talk yourself out of it. “Surely” means giving up is not an option, not believing is not something you even consider. Your face is set. You’re not moved by negative reports, not discouraged by how impossible it looks, not complaining about how long it’s taking. You know what God promised is on the way.

Prayer for Today

Father, thank You that You have put Your favor upon me and that it surrounds me as with a shield at all times. Thank You that You are surely going to bless me. I am fully persuaded that what You promised is on the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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