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Peaceful On Purpose Book

PEACEFUL ON PURPOSE

BRAND-NEW BOOK FROM JOEL

If you want to live a life of peace, put God on the throne of your heart. Peaceful on Purpose, the new book from Joel Osteen, shows you how to shift from worry and stress — to rest and trust in Almighty God!

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Don’t Hide

Today's Word: May 18, 2021

In Genesis 3 after Adam and Eve fell into sin, when God came looking for them in the garden, they hid in fear and shame. Sometimes when we sense that God is looking for us, we think, “I don’t want God to find me. I’m ashamed of my weaknesses and mistakes. I already feel condemned enough.” This is where we mistake who God really is, as though He’s waiting for us to make a mistake, ready to push us down even further. But God is not coming to condemn you. He’s coming to restore you. He wants to give you all that belongs to you as His child—the freedom, the joy, the peace, the victory, the abundance. Jesus said He came “to set at liberty those who are bruised” (Luke 4:18). When you’re bruised by life, when you’re hurt, it’s easy to feel sorry for yourself and hide. God is looking for you to set you free, to heal you of your hurts, and to make you whole again.

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