Topic: Life’s a Mystery
Scripture: Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). — Jeremiah 33:3 (AMPC)
Joyce Meyer Devotional 3 October 2020 Devotional Message
mystery = A profound secret; something wholly unknown or something kept cautiously concealed
We might say that life is a mystery unfolding. As teenagers and young adults, we try to formulate a plan for the future, but in reality, it is a mystery what our lives will hold. Many times, not knowing everything is what urges us to seek God!
One thing we can see throughout Scripture about God is that He’s actually fond of mystery. We can start with the mystery of our birth. The Bible says we’re formed in secret and in the region of mystery (our mother’s womb) (see Psalm 139:15), Job said the dealings of God with the ungodly are a mystery (see Job 21:16), and in Mark 4:11, the kingdom of God is said to be a mystery. Everywhere we look, life is full of unknowns.
You might have some kind of a plan for the future—which is good—but only God ultimately knows for sure what will happen, so it’s important to keep that plan surrendered to Him. Thankfully, you can live in peace, trusting Him with whatever happens, because He’s promised to work everything together for your good (see Romans 8:28).
Today you can trust God to guide you and be with you no matter what—you have nothing to fear (see Romans 8:31, 37-39). So embrace the mystery!
Prayer Starter: Father, please give me the grace to trust You with what I don’t see, and to take care of me today. Thank You for working together everything in my life—even the things that don’t make sense—for my good. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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Joyce Meyer Devotional 3 October 2020 Message– Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children.