by Joel Osteen
" Öan angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. íJoseph, son of David,í the angel said, ído not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.í" (Matthew 1:20, NLT).
Have you ever felt overwhelmed or afraid of what God has called you to do? Maybe you pursued a dream or goal in the past and things didnít turn out the way you planned. Now youíre uncertain of the future.
In the Bible, Joseph had planned to take Mary as his wife, but when he found out she was pregnant, he didnít know what to think. He was afraid that he might be making a mistake because things didnít turn out the way he planned. But God in His graciousness sent an angel in a dream to reassure Joseph that he was on the right path.
Today let me reassure you that God knows right where you are, and He knows how to get you where you need to be. Even when things donít go the way you planned, His hand is on you. Do not be afraid. Trust that God is working behind the scenes on your behalf, that He will fulfill your dreams and lead you into the life of blessing that He has prepared for you.
Father in heaven, I choose to trust in You. Even when things donít go the way I planned, I know You are at work in my life. Thank You for Your perfect love which casts out all fear. In Jesusí Name. Amen.
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