We know that all things work together for good to them that love God–Rms. 8:28
The greatest driver on the Nascar circuit can have an accident. Even a world-champion boxer receives an occasional blow. So what do you do when you’re blindsided? How do you do move forward when faced with an unexpected challenge?
You trust in the One who can turn any situation around.
Moses and his followers, driven by Pharaoh’s armies, found themselves trapped between their enemies and theRed Sea. They were unexpectedly cornered. There was simply no way through. Or was there?
There was. The Red Seaopened like the pages of a book, and the Israelis escaped their pursuers. Their most insidious trial became their most glorious victory.
Pastor John Osteen passed away unexpectedly in 1999, leavingLakewoodChurch’s 5,000 parishioners without leader or apparent heir. The church media director, Joel Osteen, who’d only preached once before and that on the previous Sunday, stood trembling in his father’s pulpit the following weekend.
Lakewood’s attendance rapidly increased to over 30,000 members. Today, more than 43,500 attend every week.
God can take your greatest defeat and turn it into your greatest triumph. In fact, He promises us victory every time: thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph–2nd Cor. 2:14.
I don’t know what you may be going through right now, but I do know that God is working all things together to make your future brighter than your past.