It is a wintry looking Sunday with the snow covered ground and the gray sky, but Joel Osteen’s message is titled “God is in Control of the Storm,” have faith in Him.These are my notes that I took today as I watched and listened to Joel’s broadcast. Please feel free to Click Here for today’s Podcast to listen to it for yourself. When things are going our way in life, we have no trouble believing that God is in control of our lives, because life is good. But when there are difficult times or storms in life our faith in God is put the test. God will use these storms or hard times in our lives to build our character by making us see that we can deal with them. Here is the key: God will direct the winds of the storm to blow you where He wants you to go. We need to realize that these storms are all part of the mysterious working of God’s will in our lives so that we will be where He wants us to be in life.
Joel used the example of Paul the Apostle when he was caught in a storm and this verse of Acts 27:15 where they let the winds of the storm control their destiny. Sometimes we face difficulties not because we are doing something wrong but because we are doing something right. It’s just another step to your divine destiny. There comes a time in our lives where we just have to go with the flow of life. Letting the storm take us where God wants us to be. We all face situations that don’t turn out like we’d planned. There are no surprises to God because He knows what He has planned for us in our lives; our God-given destiny awaits us. Enjoy the peace in knowing that God’s way is our destiny in this life.
This is the information from This Week’s Message page about today’s broadcast titled God is in Control of the Storm by Joel Osteen:
It’s comforting to know that the same God that’s in control of the good times of life is still in control in the tough times of life. Our difficulties are not a surprise to Him. God will not allow a storm unless He has a divine purpose for it.
Romans 8:28 promises us, “That in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (NIV) God will direct the winds of the storm to blow you where He wants you to go. We see storms as being negative, but God uses the storm to move you from point A to point B. The winds may be strong, the circumstances may look bad, but those winds will blow you to a new level of your destiny.
Be blessed by trusting in God!
Thanks for Listening,