Joyce Meyer 19 January 2023 Daily Devotional
DO YOU KNOW THAT…? Pauline Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author, speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children and live outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her ministry is headquartered near the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri.
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TOPIC: TRUSTING WHEN YOU CANNOT SEE
SCRIPTURE: Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9:10 (NIV)
We can expect to face various tests as God trains us in spiritual maturity. One of them is the “trust test.” We must learn to trust God in all things, even—and especially—when we do not understand what is happening in our lives.
I’m sure you have at times asked God, “Why am I going through this?” or “Lord, what are You doing in my life through these circumstances?” You may have said, “God, I just don’t understand!” Growing in spiritual maturity means not allowing situations you do not understand to cause you to give up on God or to doubt His love for you. It means learning to say, “This must be a test. God is teaching me to trust Him.”
One lesson I have learned through the years is this: There is no such thing as trusting God without unanswered questions. If we had all the answers to all the questions that run through our minds, we would not need to trust God, because we would know everything. There will always be things we simply do not understand. This is why we need to learn to say, “Lord, I don’t understand this, but I trust You.”
Prayer of the Day: Father, help me to trust You always, especially when I do not understand what You are doing. I choose to believe that You are always working for my good, amen.