Topic: Following God’s Lead [Joyce Meyer Devotional 4 June 2020]
He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake. — Psalm 23:3 (AMPC)
God never guides us anywhere that He cannot keep us. If God is leading you to deal with an unpleasant or painful situation in your life, don’t run from it; trust that He’s going to help you, and be thankful that you’re not alone. He’s promised—and He always keeps His promises (see Numbers 23:19)—to be with you at all times and never to leave you or forsake you.
Surrender can be a little scary, especially when we first begin to practice it, because we don’t know exactly what will happen if we yield ourselves to God’s will. However, once we’ve surrendered and we start to experience His peace that passes understanding, we learn quickly that God’s way is better than anything we could ever come up with.
I want to encourage you: Whatever you’re struggling to let go of, bring it to God today. Whether it’s a wound, a dream, a fear, or something else, He can handle it. Cast your care on Him, and let Him take care of you.
Prayer Starter: Father, when I’m not sure what to do or where to go, I choose to trust You. Thank You that You’ve promised to lead me and give me grace to deal with the things I need to take care of today! In Jesus’ Name, amen.
From the book The Power of Being Thankful – by Joyce Meyer