The Topic of Joel Osteen Devotional for 4th January 2024 Is “On the Other Side of Every Problem”
SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 18:6, NLT
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When the victorious Israelite army was returning home after David had killed the Philistine, women from all the towns of Israel came out to meet King Saul. They sang and danced for joy with tambourines and cymbals.
Friend, when problems come against us or people are unfair, it’s easy to get discouraged and lose our passion. But God won’t allow a difficulty unless He has a purpose for it. He may not have sent the trouble, but He knows how to use it to your advantage. On the other side of every problem is promotion. The difficulty feels like a setback, but it’s really a setup for God to do something new in your life.
When God wanted to promote David from the shepherds’ fields to the palace, He didn’t open a new door or send a friend to help. No, God sent him a problem—a giant. David could have been overwhelmed, but he understood that with the problem came promotion to the throne. On the other side of that difficulty was a new level of his destiny. When he defeated Goliath, his life changed instantly. New doors opened. He gained respect, influence, and favor like he’d never seen. Some promotions only come through adversity and closed doors. You can’t reach your potential without problems.
“Father, thank You that You are always greater than any difficulty or adversity I will ever face. Thank You that what so often looks and feels like a problem is really Your hand moving me toward Your purpose. I believe and declare that You are going to bring me to the next level of my destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”