The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible]. — Psalm 92:12 (AMPC)
James 1:12 (AMPC) says, Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive [the victor’s] crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.
I want to encourage you: Don’t get upset if somebody gives you a hard time today. Don’t lash out if you don’t get your way, or if somebody says or does something you don’t like. God has given you exactly what you need to stay calm, and He wants to help you (see Philippians 2:13; 4:13). If you’re being set up to get upset, stay stable — it’s only a test.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me stay stable when I’m in frustrating situations. Thank You for giving me the grace and strength I need to be calm under pressure. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
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Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 18 July 2020 – Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children