Joyce Meyer Devotional for 13th October 2023: Your Journey Is Unique
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TOPIC: YOUR JOURNEY IS UNIQUE
SCRIPTURE: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. – Psalm 139:14 (ESV)
JOYCE MEYER DEVOTIONAL FOR 13TH OCTOBER 2023
Do you ever stop and think about how unique and special you are? When our soul is wounded, we don’t always feel special. Sometimes we feel very bad about ourselves, and we feel unloved or unlovable. But everyone God creates is “fearfully and wonderfully made,” and He loves each of us more than we can comprehend.
Just like the stars in the sky, every one of us is different. We are all born with different personalities, different likes, and dislikes, different gifts and abilities, different physical features—even different fingerprints! Each of us has a special part to play in God’s overall plan.
A lot of people have suffered wounds in their soul. The pain has some similarities, such as feelings of disappointment, rejection, or hopelessness, but people handle it differently. Some try to bury their pain, pretending that the situations that caused it never happened. Some express it in unhealthy ways, such as addictions or excessive behaviors. And some people have learned to deal with it in healthy ways.
People choose to handle their pain differently, and God chooses to heal our pain differently. One person’s journey to healing will not be like anyone else’s journey. Each is unique. When God begins to heal us, we cannot assume He will do it the same way He healed someone else, but we can always be sure He will do it in the way that is best for us. All we need to do is discover how He is leading us and follow Him down that path.
God chooses to heal some people in the context of a Bible study or small group from church. He chooses to heal others in more private settings, maybe by spending time with a pastor or Christian counselor. Some people find healing in nature. Others find it in creating art or sculpture. No matter what your journey to healing looks like, I can assure you of two things.
First, your journey will be designed by God just for you. In His deep knowledge and love for you, He will lead you in a way that is right for you.
Second, your journey will be based on His Word. He may lead you to study a specific book of the Bible, such as Ephesians or John. He may lead you to study certain portions of Scripture, such as Psalms or Proverbs. Or He may impress on your heart that you should study Bible verses on specific topics that will help you heal, topics such as receiving God’s love, trusting God, forgiving others, finding peace, finding joy, or many other subjects. I encourage you to pray and ask God to reveal the unique journey He has for you. Follow Him wholeheartedly, and great things will happen!
Prayer of the Day: Father God, I come to You in the name of Jesus, and ask You to guide me on my unique journey to healing. Let Your Word, Father, illuminate my path, and strengthen my trust in Your perfect plan for my life, amen.