Joel Osteen Devotional 7 November 2023 – Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Osteen. Read Tuesday Daily Devotional Message by Joel Osteen.
TOPIC: Trouble Can’t Find You
For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. – Psalm 27:5, NKJV
We all have things that come against us—an illness, the loss of a client, people who don’t like us. It’s easy to live worried, wondering how it’s going to turn out. But David writes that in the time of trouble God will hide us. It doesn’t say we won’t have trouble. Difficulties may come, but God’s promise is that He’s going to hide us. He’s going to make you invisible to the enemy.
You don’t know how many times trouble has come, but it couldn’t find you. Sickness had your name on it, but when it showed up, you were invisible. That accident was sent to take you out, but when it arrived, you were nowhere to be found. You didn’t know anything about it. You were just going about your day, being your best, and forces that should have stopped you, troubles that should have defeated you and caused you great heartache, didn’t have any effect on you. Why? You were invisible to the enemy.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
“Father, thank You for Your promise of protecting me when troubles come. Thank You that I am invisible to the enemy. Thank You that my children, my health, my finances, my marriage, and my dreams are all invisible to the enemy. I will live from a place of peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
About Joel Osteen
Raised in Houston, Texas, with a loving family of seven and world-renowned parents in full-time ministry, Joel Osteen never imagined that he would follow so closely in his father’s footsteps. As a young man, his training and interests were behind the scenes in television production, though he was close to his father in ministry.
His father always encouraged him to preach, but Joel would politely decline time and time again until one day in October 1999 when his father was admitted to the hospital with kidney complications. Joel finally agreed to preach the next Sunday, and his father passed the following week. Joel’s first sermon was the last his father ever heard. Joel and his wife, Victoria, were suddenly thrust into full-time leadership of Lakewood Church.