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God’s purpose is beyond our

comprehension when we go through things

that are hard

and I know right now some of you are

going through some very very very hard

things and it makes no sense to you and

you don’t understand and it doesn’t seem


trust God

and do good

I’m Joyce Meyer I’ve seen God’s power

transform my own life and he will do it

for you


this month we are celebrating 30 years

of broadcasting the gospel on TV during

that time we’ve seen God use this show

to help people around the world in big

ways so take a look at some of the

stories that began with someone flipping

through the channels

a lot of things that happened to me I

didn’t have a very happy childhood I was

controlled a lot I didn’t feel loved I

had gotten married to a young lady in

Alcoholics Anonymous we got divorced and

then her husband murdered my son he was

only three and a half years old he beat

him to death

so for 16 years after that I stayed

drunk I did have suicidal thoughts and

stuff like that and I’m here I’m an old

lady 62 and thinking you know is this

something I should still be going

through my older son took his life

and I was very angry at God and thought

you know okay you you say you use

everything bad for good okay big guy

show me how you’re going to make this

good every day I would you know just

pray I would say please God send

somebody into my life please help me


I started watching uh Enjoying Everyday

Life you know changing the channels just

surfing through the channels and I

turned it on and it was like she was

reading my mail Josh was on television

and I was getting ready to go to work

and uh she said Don’t Panic it’s only a

test and I was going through something

she said don’t I was being placed in

situations where I would get angry to

get delivered from that day 2000 up

until now I’ve been watching Joyce

almost every morning I was on the couch


Joyce Meyer came on TV everything she


she said to me

on TV and she literally she had saved my

life and brought me back to God when I

heard Joyce talking about her sexual

abuse and how her mother was and

everything and I said Tang I ain’t the

only one that’s happened to she is kind

of making me think that it’s

it could go away you know the hurt can

go away God has used the Enjoying

Everyday Life program immensely Joyce

said you have to do what’s right

regardless of how you feel I knew that

that was God saving me from myself it

changed my life and my son is here today

and um and he’s a blessing and I’m so

glad that I did not make that decision

I’ve been mysterious car accident


over the TV came Joyce Meyer program and

I had never seen it

and when I did all I could move at that

time was my eyes

they were sure that I only probably had

an hour to live and one of the last

things I remember

Joyce Meyer saying is that don’t give up

and from that moment on like I got

reconnected with God it did help me to

heal my soul when I started watching

Joyce Mars I found out that I was loved

by God and that’s what helped me it made

me see that I’m a Child of God she’s

taught me so much she and she still

keeps teaching me every time I watch it

I learn something that I can use that

day and I know that it was it was God

she got me on fire for the word of God

Enjoying Everyday Life is the bomb she

just reaches people where they are I’m

convicted I’m challenged I’m growing and

it’s an amazing program and I hope it

stays on the air forever


it needs to be part of our walk with God

that we’re always praying God if and

when I get hurt help me respond properly

when somebody offends me help me not to

take the offense

be ready be prepared

to forgive

in habakkuk

3 16-19

it starts out and he says I heard of my

whole inner self trembled

my lips quivered at the sound

Decay and rottenness entered my bones

and I trembled in my place because I

must wait quietly for the day of

distress for the people to arise who

will invade and attack us habakkuk knew

that they were about to be invaded

by a great enemy and he knew that there

was trouble trouble trouble coming

and he was he was shaken and quakened

how many of you know sometimes when you

say you’ve been to the doctor and he

calls you and wants you to come in for a

consultation as soon as you can it’s

like uh oh

man you can get scared and nervous

before you ever get there well look at

the decision that have a made

before the enemy ever got there though

the Fig Tree does not blossom and

there’s no fruit on the vine

though the yield of the olive fails and

the field produces no food though the

flock is cut off from the fold and there

are no cattle in the Stalls in other

words no matter how bad things turn out

I will choose to rejoice in the Lord

come on we can make it

make it in ahead of time

that no matter what happens we’re going

to rejoice in the Lord

can I tell you something you’re not

going to like it but I’m going to tell

you anyway because it’s true

everything is not always going to turn

out the way you would like it to

welcome to real life

this is not a movie

it’s not a soap opera

people are mean

they’re selfish they’re self-centered

they’ll take advantage of you

you’ll get hurt

yet you can make a choice

you don’t have to hate people because

they’re mean you can actually have

compassion for them and feel sorry for


and that’s really what we’re supposed to


I get to the point with my dad where I

felt so bad for him because he never had

a life

he didn’t get a good start he wasn’t

taught properly

and that doesn’t mean that what he did

was right

it wasn’t right and he knew it wasn’t

right but he had no life

when he died there was nobody to go to

his funeral nobody cared nobody missed


all he had at the end of his life was

regrets don’t waste your life and get to

be 90 years old and look back and have

nothing but regrets have something to

look back on that you can be happy about

I Will Rejoice because the Lord God is

my strength and my source of Courage my

Invincible Army he has made my feet like

Heinz feet and makes me walk forward

with spiritual confidence on my high

places and this is what the Amplified

Bible is as high places are Challenge

and responsibility


don’t waste your pain that’s the actual

title of my message today

everybody gets hurt

everybody wants to be healed

but not everybody is then ready

to help somebody else and I believe that

there’s a purpose

in what happens in our life

I don’t think that God is the one that

hurts us

but I do think that sometimes he could

deliver us sooner than what he does

how many of you think he could do that

and it gets very confusing sometimes why

he doesn’t

if you could deliver me now why are you

going to make me go through this for a


before you do it

because to be honest

we’re just like kids

and you know sometimes you got to let


hurt for a little while

kind of pay the price for what they’ve

done why because you love them and you

want them to learn not to do it again



if I have gotten myself into a mess

through lack of knowledge or bad choices

or Disobedience or whatever

Sometimes the best thing that God can do

for me is not come and just swiftly

deliver me from it

but let me learn a good lesson

because you always gain experience by

the things that you go through and I

want to tell you today that God is

looking for people to work in his

kingdom but he wants people with




you can have five College degrees

and not be as valuable as somebody who

has no degree but has five or ten years

of experience

well my life’s just been wasted

well it doesn’t have to be

you know when Jesus fed the five

thousand there was nothing left but

crumbs and little fragments in John 6 12

he said gather up the fragments that

nothing be wasted and I believe that’s

what God wants to say over your life

today he wants to gather up all the

fragments take all the little pieces

that are left over that you feel like

are no good all this stuff that you feel

has been wasted in your life he wants

you to gather it all up and say here it

is God if you can do anything with this

mess it’s yours he will take all of

those fragmented pieces of your life and

he will make something beautiful out of

them and he will cause you by his grace

to be able to use what’s been pained to

you as gain for somebody else


all you have to do is think for just a

minute if you like my teaching you know

why you like it because I didn’t just

read a book and get up here and preach


experience is the difference in dry dead

Theology and anointed preaching


want me to say it again


experience is the difference in dry dead

Theology and anointed preaching and

teaching that changes your life when you

hear it

that’s why two people could preach

and put you to sleep and you can hear

the same message same words by somebody

who’s lived it and gone through it and

it’s on fire and it cuts right down to

your heart and changes your life

and I’ll tell you the truth I just don’t

try to teach on stuff that I don’t know

anything about

somebody said to me recently I think you

should do a a series on Revelation I

said no I shouldn’t

I should not

why because I don’t understand it

and I I know it’s important and I read

Revelations as the Bible says you’re

blessed when you do

but there are a thousand different

theories about the end times

and I’ll tell you what my theory is

just be ready to go at any time


I mean why do we need to know

I mean when he’s I mean Paul thought he

was living in the last days

well so we all say Jesus is coming back

soon well I mean I know one thing if he

was living in the last days it’s the

Laster of the last days now

and so I don’t know if Jesus will come

back in my lifetime but I tell you what

I’m happy about he can come get me

tonight and I’m ready to go


and that’s the way you want to live

you don’t want to live like boy I hope I

you know I want to get one of these

Revelations Series so I can know when

Jesus is coming back so I can hurry up

and get ready in case he’s coming soon

no honey we got to live ready not get


live ready

don’t be afraid of dying be excited to

go to heaven that’s when life really


and Jesus is coming back soon and this

is no time to be messing around

and not doing what God’s telling you to


and if nothing else we can start here

this weekend by forgiving everybody

that’s ever hurt us and making a

decision I am not going to live my life

angry at people who are hurting me and

probably don’t even know what they’re

doing I’m gonna do what God says and I’m

going to pray for them because I don’t

want them to go to hell I want them to

be saved and I want them to have a good

life and when you start doing that the

devil better get out of the way because

he’s done controlling you




going on in here today


now I’m in the middle of 20 messages and

don’t know what I’m doing

your mess

you know I was talking to a girl the

other day and

boy her life turned out so much

different than what she thought it was

going to

I remember her before she got married


looked like she was going to be a a

really good preacher and

she worked for us for a while in our

prison ministry and

she got married and

she had a daughter and her first

daughter had cerebral palsy and was um

autistic in addition to that


so she’s had

needless to say

a rough girl she had a little boy and

they told her he was autistic and she

stood against it and said no he’s not

I’m not having it and uh

he ended up being okay but

instead of just being bitter and


because her life didn’t turn out the way

that she thought it was going to

she has

made it a Ministry now

to she’s trying to work with as many

churches as possible to get them to have

a special program a special room and get

volunteers who will

take care of the special needs kids on

Sunday morning so the parents can have

that one time a week to sit in church


because see when when you like

I don’t know what that’s like because

I’ve never dealt with that

but she’s taking see when you when you

take something bad and you you turn it

around and try to do something good with


then that alleviates a lot of your pain

that doesn’t mean that it’s still not


where days are at but you know I’m using

what happened to me to try to help other

people because I’ve seen what God can do

in your life if you’ll do things his way

the world just sees things so

differently and they don’t understand

that you you can have a tragedy and come

out of it triumphantly actually better

than you were when you went into it

that’s the kind of God we serve

come on that’s the kind of God we serve

he can take a tragedy and turn it into a



see there’s a lot of stuff I don’t know

but I tell you one thing I do know and I

believe this I’m not just preaching I

believe that if we want God’s Will and

we love him that he will take everything

that happens to us and work it out for

our good


some of the people that work for me for

me that we hang out with we have a

little saying this is going to end well

this is going to end well

come on whatever you’re going through

right now if you’ll do things God’s way

it’s going to end well now I’m not

making any promises to the disobedient

but if you’re willing to love God and do

what he’s telling you to do

come on

and we’re talking this weekend about

getting better and not bitter being

burnt but not bitter and that means

letting go of all this junk from the

past and and don’t don’t offer up an

excuse you don’t know what they did to

me you don’t know how hard it is I do

know how hard it is God does not anoint

us to do easy stuff we have the power of

the holy spirit in our life because we

can do listen to me we can do whatever

God tells us to do because he helps us

do it

can forgive

okay second Corinthians 1 3 and 4 these

are cool scriptures right here listen

bless gratefully

praise and adored be the God and the

father of our Lord Jesus Christ the

father of mercies and the God of All


now get a hold of verse four who

comforts and encourages Us in every


so that

we will be able to comfort and encourage

those who are in any kind of trouble

with the Comfort which we ourselves are

comforted by God

so what’s he saying here he’s like okay

when you’re in trouble you’ve got the

God of All Comfort to call on the god of

mercy and comfort and he’s going to come

and comfort you

and yes he wants you to feel good but

there’s a higher purpose

he wants to comfort you

he wants to you’ve been hurt he wants to

heal you now he wants you to go and help

somebody else

and he wants you because you’ve had that

experience of seeing what God will do

for you now he now you are licensed

and equipped with experience

to go and tell somebody else God can

comfort you in this he can get you

through it and they’re going to believe

you not because you’re convincing them

but because there is an anointing on

your life

because of what you’ve been through when

you go through things you come out with

an anointing

come on the lady who anointed Jesus’s


she had to break the bottle

there has to be some crushing done for

the anointing oil to come out

if you study how they got that anointing

oil it came from seeds that had to be

crushed in order to get to the oil and

sometimes our flesh has to be crushed in

order for God to get to the good stuff

that’s on the inside of us that’s really

going to help people


how many times have we all said to God

this is gonna this is killing me

one day I finally realized you know what

it’s actually true

it really is killing me so Christ can

live through me

did you hear me

no I can’t stand this yeah you can

if you couldn’t you wouldn’t be going

through it

okay God comfort you and what does he

expect you to do he expects you to turn

around now and comfort somebody else

come on God doesn’t heal it’s just so we

can sit around and feel good

there’s a purpose for you if there was

no purpose for you you’d already be out

of here and in your mansion in heaven I

don’t care how young you are or how old

you are

God has got a purpose for you if you’re

here God’s got a purpose for you

and so instead of just staring at the

preacher all the time and waiting for

him to do something you need to find out

what God wants you to do and get busy

doing it

and it probably won’t be a platform

Ministry and you better pray God that

it’s not

let me tell you something every single

one of you can help somebody

every one of you can help somebody every

one of you can put a smile on somebody’s

face you can make somebody’s life better

and when you do you get so happy you

don’t hardly know what to do with


God’s purpose is beyond our

comprehension when we go through things

that are hard

and I know right now some of you are

going through some very very very hard

things and it makes no sense to you and

you don’t understand and it doesn’t seem


trust God

and do good


you know

I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this

or not but I began to notice in my life


I would be having a very serious problem

and I couldn’t help myself

there was nothing no way no how that I

could do to fix my problem

but while I couldn’t fix my problem

God was using me

to fix other people’s problems

now that’s a bit annoying

it’s like okay why are you

letting me help all them and I can’t

help myself

well it’s very simple God doesn’t want

us helping ourselves he wants us helping

one another

amen and so here’s the way it works when

I reach out and help you then God

reaches out and helps me

but if I’m reaching in trying to help

myself and I have no time for you then

all I end up doing is wasting my time

and I never get helped

are you understanding that

so if you have a problem right now stop

trying to fix yourself

I mean do what God shows you to do

but be a blessing to somebody else if we

can ever get around to acting like real



we just need to get down to it one new

commandment I give unto you that you

love one another just as I have loved

you by this shall all men know that you

are my disciples

how can we convince the world

everybody that’s a Christian get out

there and love each other

love your enemies love your believing

brothers and sisters forgive people that

treat you like dirt bless them help them

when they need help

Joseph was hurt he received healing

and what’d he do he helped other people

Genesis 50 18-21 then his brothers went

and fell down before him in confession

and they said behold we are your

servants and your slaves

these are the brothers who had sold him

but Joseph said to them

get this church do not be afraid

for I am I in the place of God

vengeance is his not mine

in other words yes I’m at a place now

where I could get you back

but that’s not my place

I have one thing to do and that’s

blessed you God will take care of

everything else



I have only one thing to do and that’s

bless you and God will take care of

everything else as for you you meant

evil against me but God meant it for


watch the rest of this in order to bring

about this present outcome that many

people would be kept safe as they are

this day God had to get him into a


where he would not only be in the

position to do it but he would have

enough experience to do it

to manage Pharaoh’s household during

that famine and in the process be able

to take care of his own family who had

mistreated him come on God is so much

smarter than we are

it can feel like a tangled mess of

never-ending pressure anxiety builds as

life twists and turns and we struggle

through one problem to the next

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longs to give you his peace learn how to

receive this gift the answer to anxiety

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