On this the last Sunday of the summertime season Joel Osteen’s message is titled “Dealing with Unexpected Difficulties.” I’ve been trying to deal with this challenge that I’ve made to myself to write something every day. There are days that I just don’t feel like writing, but I try to at least write a few words. These are my notes that I took as I watched and listened to Joel broadcast today: Joel is inspiring and makes dealing with difficulties sound like they are just an everyday part of life, but in life we all have to deal with the unexpected. When unexpected things happen in our lives we have to do our best to stay in faith in God because He knows the end from the beginning. Whatever this trouble may be, we should look at it as a learning experience; as preparation for the future.
God has solutions to problems we haven’t even had yet, God wouldn’t have allowed the difficulty if He didn’t have a divine purpose in store for us. Although these adversities, at times, may be difficult for us to deal with, the glory of God will shine through them, with our success in life. God wants to turn your test into a testimonial, for Him, and through you use a difficulty for His glory to be known. Joel used an analogy of our problems as a weed in the harvest of our life’s work to fulfilling our destiny. Let God take care of the weeds in your life’s harvest, He knows how to solve your problems without ruining the harvest.
Joel made another analogy as our problems as turbulence in an airplane and how this turbulence will pass. When we experience turbulence in life we should remain faithful and trust God. Trouble is inevitable, but misery is optional. We shouldn’t get bitter and mad at the world, in difficult times, as this too shall pass. God will provide us strength to be all that He has created us to be!
Joel quoted these verses of Scripture:
This is the information from This Week’s Message page about today’s broadcast titled Dealing with Unexpected Difficulties by Joel Osteen:
Everyone deals with unexpected difficulties in life. Matthew 5:45 tells us that the rain falls on the just and unjust. Being a Believer doesn’t make us immune to difficulty, it gives us an advantage; God promises if we will stay in faith He will take what was meant for our harm and not only use it to our advantage but He will use it to display His greatness to other people. When the unexpected happens, instead of falling apart, that’s the time more than ever to expect God to show up and turn the situation around. God has a plan to prosper you through every circumstance. Learn how to release your faith during unexpected difficulties and how God can turn your test into a testimony!
May God bless you this Sunday and always!
Thanks for Listening,