Joyce Meyer Daily Devotionals 1 October 2022:You Can Trust God
SCRIPTURE:— Psalm 112:1, 7 (AMPC) “Blessed…is the man who fears (reveres and worships) the Lord…He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting (leaning on and being confident) in the Lord.”
God sometimes speaks by giving us peace deep inside our hearts. You may sometimes face situations in which everyone around you is telling you to trust God and be at peace, but the “how to” evades you. Fears are screaming at you, unnerving you, and threatening you. Friends are saying, “Everything will be all right,” but you find that hard to believe until God Himself speaks deep in your heart and says, “You can trust me; I will take care of this. Everything really is going to be all right.”
In 1989, I went to the doctor for a regular checkup. He discovered a small lump in my breast, which turned out to be a fast-growing type of cancer, and recommended surgery immediately.
As a result of this news, I struggled with tremendous fear. I had trouble sleeping and there were times when fear hit me so hard, I felt I was going to fall down. No matter how many of my family members or friends told me God would take care of it, I still battled great fear until very early one morning, about 3:00, as I tried to sleep and couldn’t, God spoke deep inside my heart and said, “Joyce, you can trust Me.”
After that, I did not experience any sickening fear again. I was apprehensive as I waited for results on tests of my lymph nodes to see if I would need further treatment, but I was not terrified and I knew I was in God’s hands and whatever happened, He would take care of me.
As it turned out, I did not need further treatment. We realized that God had saved my life through early detection. I ended up thankful instead of fearful—and that’s what can happen in any situation when we learn to hear God’s voice.
Prayer of the Day: God, I need faith to overcome the fear that I’m facing today. Please guide me, direct me, and lead me as I listen for Your voice and help me tap into the faith You have already given me today and every day, amen.