« Joel Osteen Podcast

Coming Out Better

2019-04-14 | 🔗
Are you in a challenging time facing a sickness, heartbreak, or discouragement? In this message, you will be encouraged that not only will God bring you out, but He will bring you out better. You are not going to be overcome by your circumstances, but you are going to be an overcomer.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
we're so glad to have you with us on the podcast today two thousand and nineteen is going to be an awesome year in your life when you're finished listening i hope you'll take a minute and write a quick review your encouragement will help others to be inspired current enjoy the message god bless it's a joy to come into your homes and if you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services i promise you will make you feel right at home i like to start with something funny and i heard about this old country farmer he was taking his nephew camping for the first time
his nephew had five degrees was one of the smartest men alive they set up their tent and quickly fell asleep in the middle of the night the farmer woke up his nephew and said look up what do you see the nephew said i see millions of stars former said i know that but what does it tell you he said astronomically it tells me there are billions of galaxies meteorology plea tells me it's going to be a beautiful day theologically it tells me god is a great creator what does it tell you farmer shook his head said it tells maine somebody stole our tent this is my bible i am what it says i am i have it says i have i can do it says i can do today i will be taught the word of god are boldly confess my mind is alert my heart is except it i will never be the same in jesus
his name god bless you i want to talk to you today about coming out better we all go through disappointments and things we don't understand sometimes life is not fair it's one thing to come through a dip call t beat up bedraggled where you look worn and tired we're grateful that we made it but god restores you're not going to look like what you've been through body is going to be able to tell that you went through the sickness through the divorce through the unfair childhood he's going to restore you back to your original condition who created to be before the heartache before the band brain some people made it out but they age ten years the challenge took how much out of them they look down tired that's not you god is not going to just bring you through
so he's going to bring you out better refreshed re energized we will know what you went through a young lady recently and she was visiting with her husband and children she start girl in her mid 20s and she handed me a copy of her book it's called beauty for ashes i asked what it was about and she said it was her life story she told as a little girl her parents abandoned her they were on drugs and left or on the streets she was passed from foster home to foster home and went through abuse neglect and all kinds of there are things when i saw her what he was saying didn't match up to who i was seeing i should have seen someone battle scarred rundown insecure but i
call someone beautiful strong confident well spoken i never dreamed she had gone through that i thought she had come from a loving family healthy environment just the opposite all the odds were against her but she had her college i agree two beautiful children successful karere that's how god restores brings you through with no sign of the difficulty sign of the betrayal no sign of the laws you may be in a challenging time it feels like it's taken something out of you that can't be replaced you've lost that spring in your step give ready god is about to breathe new life into your spirit he is so the new your strength and
do your youth like the eagles what that challenge took out of you god is about to put back in health vitality freshness vision passion he's going to bring new opportunities the right people favor catapult you ahead he is not going to just bring you through he's going to make up for what was unfair the scripture says because you got a double dose of trouble your inheritance will be double and joy will go on forever you come in double noble he's going to know that business partner cheated you nobody will know you went through an unfair childhood nobody will know you fought that battle with that sickness you're going to be so blessed so strong so favored people won't be to tell what you've been through in the book of daniel three hebrew teenagers wouldn't bow down to the kings golden
title he was so furious he had them thrown into a fiery furnace they should have instantly been killed but the scripture says not they're on their head with sins their clothes was not scored they didn't even smell like smoke they came out no sign they had been in the fire we rejoice if they had made it out alive beat up but dragged her burn it would be in a great miracle they just came out but notice how god work when he restores there's no sign of the trouble no sign of the injustice no sign of the bad brain he went as far as to not even have and smell like smoke history they did not see any sign to not look like what you've been through god is so amazing when he stores you're not then going to smell like what you've been through as they are said when
go through the fire you will not be burned the flames will not harm you it doesn't say if you go through the fire it says when we all have these different in the fire you have to remind yourself these flames are not going to harm me this challenge is not going to keep me from my dreams this sickness is not going to stop my purpose when people met these three teenagers years later some of them never knew but they were thrown into the fire they never knew they faced this huge ordeal there were no scars no bruises no permanent damage they just saw three men healthy ann hall you may be in far now but like with them it is not going to set you back permanently when you come out you're not going to be scarred for life there's not going to
any sign of the fire any sign of the addiction any sign of the sickness you're going to come out without the smell of smoke my they went to terminal cancer in nineteen eighty one she was the sick she weighed eighty nine pounds when i flew home from college to see her i was shocked her skin was as yellow as can be she looked like she was close to death there was no treatment at the doctors could give her for several years she fought the good fight of faith struggles wasn't easy plenty of lonely nights thought told her that she wasn't going to make it how she should be buried in a certain dress she was in the fire flames all around her but like with these teenagers god didn't let the fire when you see my mom now healthy strong beautiful she doesn't
look like what she's been through she doesn't look like she's spent years fighting the good fight of faith she didn't look like she had to raise my brother paul you may be in the fire now dealing with the sickness financial difficulty a child that's off course you need to get this down in your spirit that fire is not going to burn you what's come against you it's not permanent don't believe those thoughts that it's all downhill from here this will always taint your future always hinder your dreams or what was meant no harm god is turning to your advantage when people see you they are not going to see what you've been through now see the mistakes you may not going to see the disappointments my mother you're going to be so strong so healthy so blessed they're going to see who you are and not what you've been through
the israelites were in slavery for four hundred and thirty years mistreated and taking advantage of it looked like that was their destiny but god supernaturally brought them as they were leaving the people that held them captive all those years gave them their gold there are silver their clothing how can a man the israelites walking out with new clothes on new shoes wearing jewelry date leave there looking like slaves they were low sit down with guess they travel the desert for many years scripture says there was not one sick or feeble among them two million people there clothes and shoes didn't wear out for forty years there were no grocery stores out there no malls no hospitals it was hot and dry they lived on the move
yet when people solve them nobody knew they were former slaves nobody knew they had been mistreated why when god restores there's no sign of what you've been through now you may i've been a slave to some things slave to an addiction slave to depression a slave dip of been in your family line for generations you think you're going to look like those that have gone before you know your days of captivity have come when in freedom is here god is not only going to deliver you he's not only going to break bondage is he's going to restore back you to where no one will ever know you were a slave they never know you were addicted never you were depressed or never know you came out of a dysfunctional environment i love the story of our friend tyler perry tyler grew up very poor and mistreated
his father so little boy he had to hide under the front porch of his house to escape the drama and dysfunction in his home he was in the fire it looked like that fire would stop his destiny a little boy he had no control but the scripture says god is a father to the fatherless when you're in the fire you can be assured you're not there by yourself god shows up in fire replaces he comes when it's unfair when you're outnumbered when it's beyond your control in tyler go under the house as a little boy and make up stories had a very vivid imagination those stories would take him to another place where he could get a break from the pain and turmoil that he was dealing with it was those stories and that imagination that opened the door to the films and the plays tyler perry
become one of the most successful entertainers and film makers of our day when you see tyler now blessed successful loving god making people laugh always smiling he doesn't look like what he's been through ever dream it didn't have a great childhood what happened god brought him out without the smell of smoke something that's coming against you is going to stop your destiny nothing that you've been through is going to keep you from your purpose i don't believe those lies that you've been through too much the sickness is too big the past is too painful how that is setting you up for god to show out in your life psalm seven this one says god will restore you to greater honor the greater the difficulty the greater the honor you are not going to look like what you've been through you're going to look like who
our are blessed prosperous strong healthy victorious as a teenager god gave joseph dream that one day he would be in leadership he started off great he was his father's favorite child then the bottom fell out his brothers were jealous and through him into a pet eventually sold him as a slave he worked for an army captain cleaning his house and doing repair someone lied about and he was put in prison he spent here's in that lonely sale feeling forgotten it looked like it was permanent but god will not let the actions of other people keep you from your purpose if that was the case they would control your destiny and not god when unfair things happen you may not like it but it's a part of god's plan to get you to where you're supposed to be god
would have allowed it if he didn't have a purpose one day joseph interpreted the pharaohs ferrell was so impressed he made joseph the prime minister of egypt joseph became one of the most powerful people of that day he was in charge of the whole country what's interesting is joseph wasn't even from egypt he didn't have any formal training he wasn't related to the pharaoh but god knows how to restore you to great he knows how to make up for what you've been through i can imagine when people came to the ellis and joseph they thought he was born into royalty they thought he was raised in the palace related to the pharaoh educated in the finest schools you know a few years earlier he was in a pit betrayed
no he was a former slave cleaning houses they didn't know he'd spent years in prison there was no sign of the injustice sign of the bad breaks no sign of the lonely nights all they saw is this man has influence favor prestige he's running our country that's the way god restores people are not going to be able to see what you've been through you may be in a situation like joseph where it's unfair you doing the right thing but the wrong thing is happening don't worry your time is coming god is a god of justice he seized the wrongs he said what's unfair who betrayed you who left you out you're going to be released
forward to greater honor becaus of what tried to stop you god is going to take you further than if that had not happened when you get a double dose of trouble you're going to get a double dose of now quit telling yourself that you're stuck you'll never get past the divorce the financial difficulty the sickness that is not how you were really ends god has the final say he is saying i'm going to restore the years that were stolen i'm going to pay you back for what was unfair you are not going to come out beat up but drag old here burn you're going to come out without the smell of smoke nobody is going to know what you've been through like joseph all they're going to see is you promoted honored when great things i know this couple they were living a very blessed life then the perfect storm hit their business went
down the lady had health issues one there in law suddenly died because of the unexpected bills they ended up losing their house they were so discouraged i told them what i'm telling you we all get thrown into the fire but those flames are not going to harm you god is in control when you stay in faith he'll bring you out but when we hear this sometimes our mind says there's no way to how could i move past this difficulty how could i get well or joseph not get out of prison i'm a slave a foreigner i have no rights you don't have to figure it out all you have to do is believe god works where there's an attitude of faith when you're in the fire instead of complaining talking about how it's not going to work out turn it around father thank you that you're making a way where i don't see a way thank you
go to bring me out without the smell of smoke it's not just being pause that's releasing your face i saw this couple several years the lady showed me a picture of a new house they just moved into she told how in their old house the children had to share a bedroom but in this new house each child had their own bedroom how it was much closer to their work and how their business had taken off she had big tears running down her cheeks thanking god for his goodness and as i looked at the picture of that new house and looked at this lady healthy and whole looked at her husband beaming with joy i thought to myself you don't look like what you've been through god brought you out without the smell of smoke
that's what god wants to do for you restore you to greater honor now get a vision for it don't go through life with a chip on your shoulder bitter over who did you wrong discouraged over what didn't work out give god something to work with father thank you that what was meant for my are you are turning to my advantage thank you that i'm not going to look like what i've been through but i'm going to look like who you created me to be blessed prosperous strong healthy and hold mark chapter five there was a man living among the tombs that was possessed with evil spirit he was deranged he wouldn't wear clothes he couldn't be restrained to put his arms and change his feet in shackles every time he would break the chains no one had the power to control him all through the day and the night he would wander through the
soon screaming and cutting himself this had going on for years everyone knew to stay away from this crazy man one day geez got in a boat and crossed the lake and went to where the man live the man fell at jesus feet jesus prayed for him cast those spirits out instantly the man was healed his mind went back to normal some people saw went to the town and told everyone they came running out to see the man he cleaned himself cut his hair put on clothes the scripture says they saw him sitting there clothed in his right mind perfectly saying they were amazed they thought wait we've seen this guy for years we know he's deranged how could this happen was so far out they could hardly believe it what's interesting is jesus made a special trip to cross the lake
just to get to that man once he healed him jesus got in the boat and went back across and sometimes forces of darkness come against us like with this man you can't get by yourself the good news is our god still crosses legs you can't get to him he'll come to you you may be in a situation that looks too far gone in addiction seems too strong sickness too big family member too far off course nothing is too much for our god his power where is greater than any power that's trying to stop you he's crossing the lake right now you not going to live addicted depressed sick fearful teens are being loose strongholds are being broken what you could my cap in the most high god is about to make happen my father
i had a sister named mary in her late forties merry became very ill she couldn't get out of bed couldn't walk talk feeder sale she got to the point where she didn't recognize people she was going in and out of consciousness basically at home given up to die my father found out how sick she was he decided to drive to dallas in place he walked in the room and mary didn't recognize him daddy took her by the hand and said mary in the name of jesus ron in walk instantly mary woke up she got out of the bed she was able to walk and talk that day for the first time in months she fed herself it was a turning point she was instantly healed later that night my father asked her mary why did you get up so quickly she said i heard god say merry risen walk my father kind of
justin said no mary i said that she said no john i heard god say rise in wall but i said mirrors i was standing right there i'm telling you i'm the one that said it she got up in his face and said listen to hear john i heard creator of the universe the most high god tell me the rise in law an when he said that i felt something go through my body that i have never felt before what was that god crossing the lake god breaking for darkness mary went on to live many years healthy and hall i can imagine when people saw them and it has been deranged they come up to say are you really that same man that used to live out in the tombs are you really that guy we were all afraid of screaming crazy say was you don't look like what you've been through
seen you for years one way now you're blessed healthy free as this man was with his grandchildren down through the years enjoying life i'm sure many times he paused and said god thank you for crossing the lake thank you for coming to maine when i couldn't get to you how many times has god crossed the late for us freed us when we couldn't we ourselves brought us out of trouble that we got ourselves into with a family member around that didn't deserve it healed us when the medical report said we were done that's the mercy of god is from everlasting to everlasting that means god will never stop in the late for you in the story jesus told of the prodigal son the young man
is inheritance left home and wasted all of his money eventually he ran out of funds the only job he could find was working at a hog pin he got so low so desperate he had to eat whole food to survive finally he decided to go back home he thought my father has staff members that live better than me maybe he'll give me a job when he went home his father was out looking for him all the sun a great distance all took off running toward him hug this son and kissed him the sun went into his speech dad i've blown it dad i know i was wrong his father didn't even let him finish he said that his assistant quick go get the best robe in the house and put it on it go get new shoes for maybe put a ring on his finger kill the fatted calf we're going to have a party imagine the sun was cleaned up now wearing
this new robe his new shoes his ring of honor he didn't look like the guy from the hog pen he didn't look like the sun that blew his this this shows us the heart of god even when it's our fault even when we bring trouble on ourselves god doesn't want us to look like what we've been through he doesn't want you to be in constant memory of your failures the hurts the injustices whether you made the mistakes or like the deranged man forces of darkness are trying to stop you god still crosses legs he still says go get the best robe he still stores back to honor you would think father would say alright you can come back home but you need to be guilty you need know how wrong you were the father didn't even bring up his past you may have blown it
done things that you're not proud of you think you'll always be hindered by the past quit listening to choosing voices you are forgiven you are redeemed now do apart put on your robe of start receipt the mercy that your heavenly father is offering you if you will shake off the guilt and keep moving forward nobody will be able to tell what you been you mean you struggled for years with an addiction you don't look like it you're free clean helping others you don't look like you had cancer you're healthy and whole you don't look like you've been through a divorce you're happy remarried have a great spouse that's got dream to bring it out better you may have had unfair things happen seems like you're at a disadvantage get ready go god is about to do a new thing he is austin that lake right now coming after you
believe and declare god is going restore you to greater honor you are coming out with the smell of smoke thing there are changing in your favor freedom healing vindec patient promotion the fullness of your destiny in jesus name and if you receive it can you say amen today but i'd like to give you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life would you pray with me just lord jesus i repent of my sins come into my heart our and make him my lord and savior if you pray that's simple prayer we believe you got born again get into a good bible based church keep god first place thank you for listening to the tunes dean podcast help us continue to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit joe
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