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Thursday, January 17, 2013


“Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me.”
(Psalm 131:1, NKJV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

When things happen in your life that you don’t plan, do you find yourself trying to reason it all out or look for a “file” so to speak in your mind to put it in? What happens when you can’t reason it out or make sense of it all?

Here’s the answer: Every one of us needs to create a file in our thinking called the “I Don’t Understand It” file. When things come up that don’t make sense, things that you can’t figure out, instead of getting frustrated or confused, put it in your “I Don’t Understand It” file and leave it alone. If you go through life trying to figure out why something bad happened or why things didn’t work out, it will cause you to become bitter and stuck in life. Part of trusting God means trusting Him when things don’t make sense because we know that His plan is always for good. We have to know that He will reveal all things in His time — even if that means in eternity.

Is there something that didn’t make sense in 2012 that you know you need to file away? Choose to trust God. Choose to keep moving forward. Know that He loves you, He is for you, and He has a great plan for your future!


Father, today I surrender my past. I surrender my need to have all the answers, and I choose to trust You. Fill me with Your peace. Fill me with Your grace and compassion as I press forward into the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen
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    1921 days ago
    It is true and after things start to make sense. I like the idea of the "things I don't understand file"

    1923 days ago
    I like your I don't know file, the God Box suggestion and the let God idea. I know that this is something that I have to work on-I can say that I Surrender All, but need to be in one with God each time I do..Another to work on...
    1923 days ago
    There is also the concept of a "God Box". For things that you do not understand or have control over, but concern you, write them on a piece of paper and just put them in a box and trust that God's will be done.
    1923 days ago
    Yeah, in truth, I think there's more in the "I don't understand" file than in most of the rest! The problem is in surrenduring those files! LOL!
    1923 days ago
    I love the idea of a "I don't understand" file

    emoticon for posting!
    1923 days ago
    I surrender all...
    1923 days ago
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