Topic: Kept from Defeat
“Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail…” (Luke 22:31–32, NKJV)
Joel Osteen 15th September 2021 Daily Devotional Message
Jesus warned Peter that the enemy was focused on him and was going to attack him and do his best to take him down. If Jesus had stopped there, that could be worrisome. “Oh man, I have a big battle on my hands.” But Jesus went on to say, “But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail.” Jesus was saying in effect, “The enemy is coming against you to distract you, to discourage you, to get you off course, but don’t worry. I’m praying for you, and I’m going to strengthen you. I’m going to keep you from being defeated. I’m the God who overrules.”
When life gets tough and things come against you, you have an advantage. You’re not on your own. Jesus is at the right hand of the Father right now praying for you so your faith will not fail. It’s great to have people praying for you, friends standing in faith, but when you have the risen Savior praying for you, you cannot be defeated.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I am under the open windows of heaven. Thank You that You are pouring out blessings so abundant that I won’t have room enough to receive it all. I believe and declare that You are going to rain down favor, good breaks, and creativity. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Joel Osteen 15th September 2021 Daily Devotional Message. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.