Can I Really Trust God? | Enjoying Everyday Life


ANNOUNCER: THIS PROGRAM
HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS
OF JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES. JOYCE: YOU SAY, “WELL,
I CAN’T HELP IT. I JUST WORRY.”
DON’T SAY YOU CAN’T HELP IT. JUST SAY, “WITH GOD’S HELP,
I CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS ME TO DO.” [MUSIC] JOYCE: PSALM 37, VERSE 1,
“FRET NOT YOURSELF–” WE HAVE ANY FRETTERS HERE IN
THE CONGREGATION TODAY? “FRET NOT YOURSELF BECAUSE OF
EVILDOERS, NEITHER BE ENVIOUS AGAINST THOSE WHO WORK
UNRIGHTEOUSNESS (THAT WHICH IS NOT UPRIGHT OR IN RIGHT STANDING
WITH GOD). FOR THEY SHALL SOON BE CUT DOWN
LIKE THE GRASS, AND WITHER AS THE GREEN HERB.”
IN OTHER WORDS, WE DON’T NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT ALL
THE STUFF THAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD TODAY. I MEAN, WE WANT TO PRAY
ABOUT IT. WE WANT TO DO ANYTHING THAT GOD
ASKS US TO DO, BUT IT’S NOT GONNA DO US ONE BIT OF GOOD TO
WORRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL AND HE HAS
A DIVINE PLAN THAT NOBODY CAN PUT A STOP TO. GOD IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF US
AS LONG AS WE DO WHAT VERSE 3 SAYS. “TRUST (LEAN ON, RELY ON, AND BE
CONFIDENT) IN THE LORD AND DO GOOD.”
TWO THINGS, TRUST GOD AND DO GOOD. NOW, I THINK THIS IS A VERY
IMPORTANT MESSAGE AND I WAS SO THRILLED MANY YEARS AGO WHEN GOD
SHOWED ME THIS THAT TRUSTING GOD IS ONE THING, BUT WE’RE PARTNERS
WITH GOD AND WHEN WE’RE TRUSTING HIM, WE DON’T JUST SIT AROUND
PASSIVELY WAITING FOR GOD TO DO EVERYTHING WHILE WE DO NOTHING. WE DON’T WANT TO JUST MAKE UP
STUFF OURSELF AND DO IT. AMEN? [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: WE’LL JUST SAY THAT
WAS GOD CLAPPING, OKAY? [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: WE DON’T WANT TO
JUST MAKE UP STUFF OURSELVES AND DO IT, BUT WE WANT,
AS WE TRUST GOD, WE SHOULD SAY, “GOD, ANYTHING YOU WANT
ME TO DO, YOU SHOW ME AND I’LL DO IT.”
AND MANY TIMES YOU’LL FIND THAT WHILE YOU’RE WAITING FOR YOUR
BREAKTHROUGH, GOD IS GOING TO USE YOU TO HELP BRING
BREAKTHROUGH IN SOMEBODY ELSE’S LIFE. NOW, I’M A SAY IT AGAIN. MANY TIMES WHILE YOU’RE WAITING
FOR YOUR BREAKTHROUGH, YOU’RE WAITING FOR GOD TO DO SOMETHING
IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU CANNOT DO, GOD WANTS TO USE YOU TO HELP
BRING BREAKTHROUGH TO SOMEBODY ELSE WHO CANNOT HELP THEMSELVES. IT’S ALWAYS AMAZED ME HOW I CAN
BE IN A SITUATION WHERE I CANNOT HELP MYSELF, BUT GOD WILL ANOINT
ME TO GO HELP SOMEBODY ELSE. IT’S LIKE, “WELL, GOD IF I CAN
HELP THEM, WHY CAN’T I HELP ME?” BECAUSE THAT’S NOT GOD’S PLAN. HE WANTS US REACHING OUT
TO ONE ANOTHER. IT’S SO POWERFUL WHEN WE GROW IN
GOD TO THE POINT WHERE WE CAN GET OURSELVES OFF OF OUR MINDS
AND NOT JUST CONSTANTLY BE THINKING ABOUT US AND ACTUALLY
PURPOSELY LOOK FOR SOMEBODY ELSE TO BE A BLESSING TO. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, I CAN
GIVE YOU A 100% GUARANTEED ANSWER FOR BREAKTHROUGH,
TRUST GOD AND DO GOOD. TRUST GOD AND DO GOOD. NOW, I GOT THIS IDEA ABOUT THESE
MEDICINE BOTTLES BECAUSE I LIKE VISUAL THINGS, AND IT’S VERY
CLEAR THAT THE WORD OF GOD IS MEDICINE FOR OUR SOULS. WE KNOW HOW TO TAKE MEDICINE FOR
OUR PHYSICAL BODY, BUT WE NEED TO SEE THE WORD OF GOD FOR HOW
POWERFUL IT IS. DON’T EVER JUST READ A CHAPTER
IN THE BIBLE A DAY JUST TO DO YOUR DUTY AND CHECK
THAT OFF YOUR LIST. GO TO THE WORD OF GOD
LIKE IT REALLY IS. IT’S JESUS,
IT’S THE WILL OF GOD. IT’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR
HOW TO HAVE A GREAT LIFE. DON’T EVEN BOTHER READING
IT IF YOU DON’T INTEND TO DO IT. BUT WHEN WE WANT A CHANGE IN OUR
LIFE, ANYBODY IN HERE WHO WANTS A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE, IF YOU’RE
SERIOUS ABOUT WANTING A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE, THAT MAY MEAN THAT
THERE’S GONNA HAVE TO BE A CHANGE IN YOU. YOU SEE, WE’RE WELCOME TO HAVE A
MIRACLE AND GET OUR LIFE CHANGED BUT WHAT ABOUT WHEN GOD SAYS,
“WELL, I’D RATHER CHANGE YOU FIRST?”
‘CAUSE YOU KNOW A LOT OF OUR PROBLEMS ARE OUR OWN FAULT. YOU KNOW THAT? LAST NIGHT I PRAYED FOR PEOPLE
THAT WERE SICK OR WHO HAD PAIN IN THEIR BODY, PEOPLE WHO HAD
SOMETHING PHYSICALLY WRONG WITH THEM, AND THERE WAS 85% OF
THE PEOPLE THAT STOOD UP. NOW, IT’S OBVIOUS THAT IT’S NOT
GOD’S WILL FOR THAT MANY PEOPLE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST TO BE SICK
AND NOT FEEL GOOD. WE NEED ENERGY. AMEN? WE NEED TO GET UP IN THE
MORNING, AND FEEL GOOD, AND BE DETERMINED FROM THE TIME WE PUT
OUR FEET ON THE FLOOR THAT THE DEVIL’S NOT GONNA WALK ALL
OVER US, AND THAT GOD IS GONNA USE US TO HELP SOMEBODY ELSE. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: SO, WHEN WE PRAYED,
WE’RE TRUSTING GOD. BUT THEN I SAID, “HOW MANY OF
YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT YOU DON’T REALLY TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF?” AT LEAST 70% OF THE 85%
PUT THEIR HAND UP. NOW, GOD IS A MIRACLE-WORKING
GOD, BUT WE CAN’T JUST TRUST HIM. WE ALSO NEED TO DO
THE RIGHT THING. ANYWAY, I’M NOT TEACHING
ON GOOD HEALTH TODAY BUT I’M JUST SAYING, WE CAN’T
JUST TRUST GOD, WE GOTTA SAY, “NOW GOD, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT
YOU NEED ME TO CHANGE TO COOPERATE?” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: SO, IT’S TRUST GOD AND
DO GOOD, BUT THE WORD OF GOD IS MEDICINE. IT’S NO DIFFERENT THAN LIKE IF I
HAVE A HEADACHE AND I GO TAKE AN ASPIRIN, WHEN I HAVE JEALOUSY,
OR GREED, OR ANGER, I CAN GO TO THE WORD OF GOD AND I CAN TAKE
SOME MEDICINE. AND IT’S AMAZING, LIKE IF I’M
REALLY MAD AT SOMEBODY AND I KNOW IT’S WRONG AND I WANT TO
GET OVER IT, SOMETIMES I CAN’T JUST GET OVER IT. I HAVE TO TAKE MY MEDICINE. AND SO, I WILL GO AND I KNOW THE
WORD WELL ENOUGH, I CAN OPEN IT UP TO FIVE, SIX, SEVEN
SCRIPTURES ABOUT ANGER AND THE WORD
WILL LITERALLY CALM ME DOWN. AMEN? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND SO, WE HAVE
ONE PRESCRIPTION THOUGH, WELL, ACTUALLY TWO, THAT FIXES
EVERYTHING, AND THE FIRST ONE IS TRUST GOD. I DON’T CARE WHAT KIND OF
PROBLEM YOU HAVE, THE ANSWER IS TRUST GOD. NO MATTER WHAT YOUR PROBLEM IS. IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR
KIDS, TRUST GOD. IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT
FINANCES, TRUST GOD AND DO GOOD. TITHE AND GIVE. “UH-OH, I DON’T WANT TO TALK
ABOUT THAT. I JUST WANT A MIRACLE. I NEED A FINANCIAL MIRACLE.”
WELL, WHAT IF YOU NEED A FINANCIAL BREAKTHROUGH AND YOU
SAY, “GOD, IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO?”
AND HE SAYS, “YEAH, GIVE THIS AND THUS AND SO MONEY THAT
YOU’VE GOT SET ASIDE FOR THIS. JUST SOW THAT AS A SEED.”
“WELL–” ALL RIGHT, I WON’T TALK
ABOUT GIVING YOUR MONEY AWAY VERY LONG. I KNOW THAT MAKES THE CROWD
NERVOUS. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: CAN I TELL YOU
SOMETHING? GIVING IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS
THAT WE CAN POSSIBLY DO FOR OURSELVES. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I MEAN, IT IS THE BEST
THING THAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOURSELF. AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,
GOD’S NOT EVER TRYING TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM YOU. HE’S ONLY TRYING TO PUT YOU IN
A POSITION WHERE HE CAN GET MORE TO YOU. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: SO, I’M GONNA TRUST
GOD AND I’M GONNA DO GOOD. WE DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM THAT
TRUSTING GOD WON’T FIX AND THEN FOLLOW IT UP WITH SOME DO-GOOD
AND YOU GOT A GREAT PACKAGE. NOW, JUST FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE
WHO HAVEN’T BEEN HERE, MAYBE THOSE WHO YOU HAVEN’T SEEN
ANY OF THIS ON TV YET, THIS IS A PRESCRIPTION FOR TRUST FROM
DR. JESUS AND IT’S PRESCRIBED TO WHOSOEVER. YOU CAN TAKE AS MANY AS YOU NEED
FOR AS LONG AS YOU NEED AND YOU CAN HAVE UNLIMITED REFILLS
ON THIS. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO CALL THE
DOCTOR TO GET THIS ONE REFILLED. YOU CAN HAVE AS MUCH AS YOU WANT
HOWEVER, I DO NEED TO WARN YOU THERE ARE SIDE EFFECTS. THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE PEACE, JOY,
STABILITY, CONFIDENCE AND JUST OVERALL BETTER HEALTH. AND THEN AFTER YOU TAKE YOUR
TRUST, THEN TAKE A GOOD DOSE OF DO-GOOD. HERE THEY ARE RIGHT THERE,
DO GOOD. AMEN? DR. JESUS, PATIENT WHOSOEVER,
TAKE AS MANY AS YOU NEED. SIDE EFFECTS: EXTREME HAPPINESS
AND REWARDS IN HEAVEN. BUT, YOU KNOW, IN ORDER TO TRUST
GOD, THERE’S SOMETHING YOU GOTTA DO FIRST AND THAT’S DECIDE TO
CAST YOUR CARE ‘CAUSE WORRY AND TRUST JUST DON’T WORK. THEY KIND OF CANCEL EACH OTHER
OUT. DID YOU EVER TRY TO TRUST GOD
WHILE YOU WORRY AT THE SAME TIME? I HAVE. DAVE LIVES BY THE SCRIPTURE,
“CAST YOUR CARE.” EVERYTHING FOR HIM IS CAST
YOUR CARE. AND HE DIDN’T JUST LEARN THAT
OVERNIGHT, HE LEARNED IT BY GOING THROUGH THINGS AND FINALLY
COMING TO THE POINT WHERE HE JUST REALIZED THAT WORRYING WAS
NOT GONNA SOLVE ANYTHING. HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER SOLVED YOUR
PROBLEM WORRYING ABOUT IT? SO, I WISH THAT I HAD A LITTLE
MAGIC THING THAT I COULD PREACH TO YOU AND SAY, “NOW, IF YOU
HEAR THIS, YOU’LL NEVER WORRY AGAIN,” BUT THE TRUTH IS IS I
DON’T THINK WE WILL EVER STOP WORRYING UNTIL WE COME TO THE
POINT WHERE WE REALIZE THAT WE ARE JUST NOT SMART ENOUGH TO
SOLVE OUR OWN PROBLEMS AND THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE WORRY
ABOUT THEM, WHICH MEANS TO REVOLVE THEM OVER AND OVER
AND AROUND AND AROUND IN YOUR MIND, THAT NO MATTER
HOW MUCH WE DO THAT, IT’S NOT GONNA SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS. YOU SAY, “WELL, I CAN’T HELP IT,
I JUST WORRY.” DON’T SAY YOU CAN’T HELP IT. JUST SAY, “WITH GOD’S HELP,
I CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS ME TO DO.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: IF GOD TELLS US NOT TO
WORRY, THEN THERE MUST BE A WAY THAT WE CAN LEARN HOW TO LIVE
AND NOT WORRY. SOME PARENTS THINK IT’S THEIR
DUTY TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR KIDS. YOU DON’T EVEN THINK YOU’RE
A GOOD PARENT IF YOU DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR KIDS. WELL, IF YOU JUST SPENT 25% OF
THE TIME WORRYING, TRUSTING GOD, HE WOULD TAKE CARE OF ‘EM. WE HAVE 4 GROWN CHILDREN AND
11 GRANDCHILDREN, AND I SPENT TIME WORRYING ABOUT MY KIDS. AND YOU KNOW WHAT? IT’S REALLY COMICAL WHEN I LOOK
BACK NOW AND SEE HOW GOD JUST WORKED EVERYTHING OUT THAT I
THOUGHT WAS SUCH A PROBLEM. I MEAN, THEY’RE ALL SERVING GOD,
ALL 11 OF MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE SERVING GOD. FIVE OF MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE
HERE THIS WEEKEND. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I’M JUST TELLING
YOU EVERY TIME YOU’RE TEMPTED TO WORRY, OPEN YOUR MOUTH. EVERYBODY SAY, “OPEN MY MOUTH.”
AUDIENCE: OPEN MY MOUTH. JOYCE: OPEN YOUR MOUTH
AND SAY, “I TRUST YOU GOD. I TRUST YOU. SHOW ME SOMETHING I CAN DO TO BE
A BLESSING TO SOMEBODY ELSE.” YOU KNOW, THE BEST WAY TO KEEP
YOUR MIND OFF YOUR PROBLEMS IS TO LOOK FOR SOMEBODY ELSE THAT
YOU CAN BE A BLESSING TO. I CAN TELL YOU WHILE I’M HERE
PREACHING TO YOU TODAY, I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT ANYTHING. I GOT SOMETHING BETTER TO DO. I’M TRYING TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE
LEARN HOW NOT TO WORRY. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: CAST ALL YOUR CARE ON
HIM, FOR HE CARES FOR YOU. 1 PETER 5:6 AND 7 SAYS, “HUMBLE
YOURSELF UNTO THE MIGHTY HAND OF GOD THAT IN DUE TIME, HE MAY
EXALT YOU CASTING ALL YOUR CARE ON HIM.”
SO REALLY, THE WAY WE HUMBLE OURSELVES IS BY SAYING, “I’M NOT
GONNA WORRY BECAUSE NOTHING I DO IS GONNA FIX MY PROBLEMS. INSTEAD OF WORRYING, I’M GONNA
CAST MY CARE ON GOD.” AMEN? NOW, CAN YOU REALLY TRUST GOD? YEAH, SOME OF YOU ARE SAYING,
“YES.” THAT’S THE SPIRITUAL ANSWER
TO GIVE, YOU KNOW? BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? WE ALL HAVE TIMES WHERE WE
WONDER, “IS GOD REALLY GONNA COME THROUGH FOR ME? CAN I REALLY TRUST GOD OR DO I
NEED TO HAVE A BACKUP PLAN?” ANYBODY KNOW WHAT I MEAN BY
THE BACKUP PLAN? “AND IF GOD DOESN’T COME THROUGH
QUICK ENOUGH, HOW LONG AM I PREPARED TO WAIT?”
SEE, THIS IS OUR BIG PROBLEM, WE PRAY AND OH, WE’RE GONNA WAIT
FOR GOD TO HELP US AND AFTER 2 WEEKS NOW,
WE’VE TAKEN BACK OVER AGAIN. AND WE SPEND OUR WHOLE LIFE JUST
CASTING OUR CARE AND TAKING IT BACK, CASTING OUR CARE
AND TAKING IT BACK. WE ASK GOD TO SAVE OUR LOVED
ONES AND THEN NEXT WEEK WE’RE TRYING TO FIND NIFTY WAYS TO
SAVE ‘EM. CAN WE REALLY TRUST GOD? WELL, I’VE GOT A GOOD ANSWER FOR
YOU, AT LEAST I THINK IT’S GOOD. WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN TRUST GOD
DEPENDS ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU’RE TRYING TO GET HIM TO GIVE YOU
WHAT YOU WANT OR WHAT HE WANTS. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: YEAH, IT’LL TAKE
A WHILE FOR THAT TO SINK IN. LET ME SAY IT AGAIN, WHETHER WE
CAN TRUST GOD OR NOT DEPENDS ON WHETHER WE’RE TRUSTING HIM TO
GIVE US WHAT WE WANT OR TRUSTING HIM TO GIVE US HIS PERFECT WILL
IN HIS PERFECT TIMING IN HIS PERFECT WAY. WE’RE VERY GOOD AT TELLING GOD
WHAT WE WANT, AND THERE’S NOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT. THE BIBLE SAYS, “YOU HAVE NOT
BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT.” ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT,
ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED. BUT THERE ARE TIMES IN MY LIFE
WHERE I FOUND OUT THAT WHAT I THOUGHT I WASN’T–WANTED, REALLY
WASN’T WHAT I WANTED AT ALL, AND I WOULD GO THROUGH TIMES OF
BEING REALLY UPSET BECAUSE GOD WASN’T GIVING ME WHAT I WANTED
AND THEN LATER ON I FOUND MYSELF THANKING GOD THAT HE DIDN’T GIVE
ME WHAT I WANTED. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: SO, YOU CAN TRUST GOD
IF YOU WILL TRUST HIM FOR HIS PERFECT WILL IN YOUR LIFE AND
SAY, “GOD, IF THAT TURNS OUT TO BE WHAT I WANT, YIPPEE, YIPPEE,
I’M HAPPY, BUT IF IT’S NOT WHAT I WANT, THEN I WANT WHAT YOU
WANT MORE THAN I WANT WHAT I WANT.”
COME ON, ARE YOU AT THAT PLACE TODAY? NO MATTER HOW BAD YOU WANT
SOMETHING, ARE YOU WILLING TO SAY, “GOD, IF WHAT I WANT IS NOT
WHAT YOU WANT, THEN PLEASE DON’T GIVE IT TO ME”? COME ON. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I’LL TEACH YOU
A NEW WAY TO PRAY. “GOD, IF WHAT I’M PRAYING FOR IS
NOT YOUR WILL–” NOW, THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS
COVERED IN THE WORD THAT WE ALREADY KNOW. YOU DON’T NEED TO PRAY, “WELL,
GOD, IS IT YOUR WILL TO SAVE MY CHILD?”
WE KNOW THAT’S GOD’S WILL. BUT THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS THAT
AREN’T SPECIFICALLY COVERED IN THE WORD OF GOD. YOU CAN BE ASKING FOR A
PROMOTION ON YOUR JOB AND IT MAY BE NOT WHAT GOD WANTS FOR YOU. “WELL, WHY WOULDN’T HE WANT IT?”
WELL, I DON’T KNOW. I’M NOT GOD. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: YOU KNOW, MY HUSBAND
YEARS AGO WAS OFFERED A PROMOTION ON HIS JOB
AND HE TURNED IT DOWN, AND I THOUGHT HE’D LOST HIS MIND. “WELL, WHY WOULD YOU TURN IT
DOWN? DON’T YOU WANT TO BE PROMOTED?”
I DIDN’T SAY IT LIKE THIS BUT I WAS THINKING, “DON’T YOU WANT
TO BE MORE IMPORTANT?” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “DON’T YOU WANT
TO HAVE A TITLE?” HE SAID, “LISTEN, I’VE WATCHED
GUYS WHO HAVE THAT POSITION AND THEY DON’T MAKE THAT MUCH MORE
MONEY, AND THEY’RE GONE FROM HOME ALL THE TIME, AND ALL THEY
HAVE IS A LOT MORE RESPONSIBILITY, AND I DON’T
WANT THAT.” THAT’S NOT WHAT HE WANTED. WELL, IT’S A GOOD THING HE
DIDN’T TAKE THAT BECAUSE GOD HAD ANOTHER PLAN FOR HIM
WHICH WAS WHAT WE’RE DOING NOW. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: JUST BECAUSE GOD
DOESN’T GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT IT. WE NEED TO TRUST GOD EVERY STEP
OF THE WAY AND SOME OF YOU ARE IN SOME SITUATIONS RIGHT NOW
WHERE, MAN, YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. YOU JUST DON’T GET IT. AND I SAID LAST NIGHT AND
I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, WE LIVE LIFE FORWARD, BUT WE UNDERSTAND IT
BACKWARD. AMEN? WHEN GOD FIRST CALLED US INTO
MINISTRY OR CALLED ME TO TEACH, I QUIT A FULL-TIME JOB THAT I
HAD SO I’D HAVE TIME TO STUDY. OUR BILLS WERE MORE THAN OUR
INCOME AND I WAS PETRIFIED. I MEAN, I HAD THAT LITTLE DEVIL
SITTING ON MY SHOULDER SCREAMING IN MY EAR ALL THE TIME,
“WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?”
WE NEEDED A MIRACLE EVERY MONTH JUST TO PAY OUR BILLS. AND I WAS SO SURE THAT BECAUSE
I’D MADE THIS GREAT SACRIFICE THAT JUST AMAZING, MIRACULOUS
THINGS WOULD HAPPEN IN OUR FINANCES. SURELY IF I MAKE THIS SACRIFICE,
SURELY IF I’M SO GOOD, THEN GOD WILL DO MIRACLES. IT’S REALLY HARD FOR US WHEN
WE’RE DOING WHAT’S RIGHT AND EVEN SOMETIMES SACRIFICIALLY
DOING WHAT’S RIGHT, AND IT STILL DOESN’T SEEM LIKE GOD’S
DOING ANYTHING. FOR 6 YEARS, NOT 6 WEEKS OR
6 DAYS, FOR 6 YEARS, WE HAD TO HAVE A MIRACLE EVERY MONTH
JUST TO PAY OUR BILLS. I WAS SHOPPING AT GARAGE SALES
FOR MY KIDS’ CLOTHES, STUDYING THE WORD, TEACHING MY LITTLE
HOME BIBLE STUDY, AND TELLING PEOPLE HOW GOD WANTED TO
BLESS THEM FINANCIALLY. KEPT TITHING, KEPT GIVING,
KEPT SERVING YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR. I DID NOT UNDERSTAND. IT DID NOT MAKE ANY SENSE
TO ME AT ALL. AND I BET SOME OF YOU ARE
RIGHT THERE RIGHT NOW. SOME OF YOU ARE GIVING MORE THAN
YOU’VE EVER GIVEN IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND IT LOOKS TO YOU LIKE
YOU’VE GOT LESS THAN YOU’VE EVER HAD. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: DON’T YOU BACK OFF
OF YOUR COMMITMENT. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE DEVIL
WANTS YOU TO DO. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO
DO WHAT’S RIGHT A LONG TIME BEFORE YOU GET A RIGHT RESULT. “WELL, I DON’T UNDERSTAND.”
WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT? I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND EITHER WHY
IT TOOK SO LONG FOR GOD TO GIVE US A BREAKTHROUGH IN OUR
FINANCES, BUT I KNOW NOW. I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THEN,
BUT I KNOW NOW. GOD WAS TEACHING ME HOW TO TRUST
HIM FOR EVERY LITTLE THING THAT I NEEDED. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND I DIDN’T KNOW
THEN. I MEAN, EVERYBODY CLAPS
AND CHEERS WHEN I SAY I’M ON TELEVISION IN TWO-THIRDS OF
THE WORLD, BUT DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THAT COSTS? THEY’RE NOT JUST SAYING,
“YOU’RE A NICE LADY. WE’RE GONNA GIVE YOU THIS
TIME FREE.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: AND THOSE 6 YEARS IS
WHEN GOD TAUGHT ME HOW TO DO THESE YEARS. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: COME ON, YOU DON’T
KNOW WHAT GOD HAS PLANNED IN YOUR FUTURE, BUT I CAN TELL YOU
WHATEVER YOU’RE GOING THROUGH NOW, YOU’RE GETTING EXPERIENCE
FOR WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO LATER. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AMEN? AND BOY, I LOOK BACK NOW AND I’M
SO GLAD THAT I DIDN’T THROW IN THE TOWEL AND SAY,
“WELL, THIS IS NOT WORKING. THIS IS NOT FAIR. THIS IS NOT RIGHT. I’M JUST GONNA GO BACK TO
WORK AND GET MYSELF A JOB AND IF I DON’T HAVE TIME TO STUDY,
THEN I JUST WON’T STUDY.” I NEEDED THOSE YEARS OF STUDY,
STUDY, STUDY, STUDY, STUDY, AND I NEEDED TO HAVE
TO APPLY THE WORD PRACTICALLY TO MY LIFE. COME ON. IT DOESN’T DO YOU ANY GOOD TO
JUST KNOW SOMETHING IN YOUR HEAD, YOU GOTTA KNOW IT
BY EXPERIENCE. JESUS IS LOOKING FOR WORKERS
WITH EXPERIENCE. WE NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE. WE NEED TO EXPERIENCE
THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD. WE NEED TO EXPERIENCE GOD
PROVIDING FOR US MIRACULOUSLY. SOME OF THE BEST TIMES IN MY
LIFE, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I TREASURE THE MOST IS LOOKING
BACK AT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT GOD DID FOR US DURING THOSE
6 YEARS. I WOULDN’T EVEN BOTHER TRYING TO
TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, BUT THEY WERE JUST LIKE SO SWEET AND SO
AMAZING, AND ALL I CAN TELL YA IS I DIDN’T GET EVERYTHING
I WANTED, BUT I GOT EVERYTHING I NEEDED. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: GOD IS FAITHFUL. HE’S FAITHFUL. AND TRUSTING GOD IS OFTEN
A STRETCH. AND I SAID LAST NIGHT,
DO YOU HAVE STRETCH MARKS? [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: ARE THERE ANY MARKS IN
YOUR LIFE OF HAVING TO STRETCH YOURSELF TO HANG ON TO GOD? IT’S GOOD FOR US. YOU’RE NEVER REALLY GONNA KNOW
FOR SURE IF YOU TRUST GOD TILL YOU STEP OUT IN FAITH AND HAVE
SOME EXPERIENCE WITH GOD. HOW ARE YOU EVER REALLY GONNA
KNOW IF YOU CAN TRUST GOD? YOU GOTTA STEP OUT. HOW ARE YOU EVER GONNA KNOW
IF GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU FINANCIALLY, IF YOU NEVER
DO THE PART HE ASKS YOU TO DO? “WELL, I’M TRUSTING GOD TO TAKE
CARE OF ME.” BUT, ARE YOU DOING GOOD? GINGER: WELL, IT’S DEFINITELY
A QUESTION THAT WE ALL FACE SOMETIME IN OUR LIFE,
“CAN I REALLY TRUST GOD?” WELL, I KNOW ONE THING IS FOR
SURE, AND THAT’S THAT WE CAN’T TRUST GOD AND WORRY
AT THE SAME TIME. WOULDN’T YOU RATHER GO THROUGH
LIFE WITHOUT A LOT OF WORRY? NO MATTER WHAT CONCERNS WE
HAVE THE ANSWER IS TO TRUST GOD ALONE. AND NOT TO FEEL GUILTY ABOUT
THAT WORRY, HE UNDERSTANDS IT, BUT HE IS THERE FOR US SO YOU
CAN LEAN ON HIM. SO, LET ME ENCOURAGE YOU
TO CAST YOUR CARES AND BELIEVE THAT GOD IS WORKING BEHIND
THE SCENES ON YOUR BEHALF, EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T SEE
WHAT’S HAPPENING. THAT EXPERIENCE THAT WE HAVE
OF COMPLETELY TRUSTING GOD, IT’S REALLY LIKE MEDICINE. IT CHANGES OUR LIVES. SO, WE WANT TO HELP YOU
WITH YOUR JOURNEY, BY OFFERING JOYCE’S BOOK
AND A STUDY GUIDE. THIS BOOK IS CALLED,
“UNSHAKEABLE TRUST,” AND JOYCE SAYS ALL THE TIME THAT,
“TRUST IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY QUESTION.”
SO, AS YOU STUDY MORE ABOUT TRUST, WHATEVER IT IS THAT
YOU’RE GOING THROUGH, YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
GROWS, YOUR TRUST IN HIM GROWS, AND YOU’RE ABLE TO BE MORE
STABLE, TO HAVE LESS ANXIETY, LESS WORRY IN YOUR LIFE. AND THEN, WE ALSO HAVE
THAT STUDY GUIDE THAT GOES WITH IT FOR YOU. SO, YOU CAN USE THAT ON YOUR
OWN TO DIG MORE INTO WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS ABOUT TRUST,
YOU CAN USE IT WITH A GROUP, USE IT WITH YOUR FAMILY,
MAYBE A DINNER IN THE EVENING. IT’S JUST GREAT TO HAVE THE BOOK
AND THE STUDY GUIDE TOGETHER. SO, PICK THOSE UP TODAY,
CONTACT US RIGHT NOW. AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. ANNOUNCER: TRUSTING GOD
IS NOT AN OBLIGATION, IT’S A PRIVILEGE. FEMALE: GOD SEES THAT BIG
PICTURE THAT WE DON’T, AND I WAS ABLE TO GRASP THAT
AND SAY, “GOD, I TRUST YOU.” ANNOUNCER: TRUST IS NOT
ALWAYS EASY. THANKFULLY, THERE IS A
TRUSTWORTHY GOD WHO WANTS YOU TO LEAN ON HIM. WITH JOYCE’S BOOK,
“UNSHAKEABLE TRUST,” YOU’LL LEARN TO FREELY TRUST GOD AT
ALL TIMES, IN ALL THINGS. WE’RE ALSO ADDING THIS STUDY
GUIDE TO THE BOOK. WALKING THROUGH THE EXERCISES,
JOYCE DRAWS FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND INSPIRING
SCRIPTURE TO EXPLAIN HOW YOU CAN TRUST GOD IN PRACTICAL
WAYS. THIS IS GREAT FOR ANY SIZE
GROUP. START TO BUILD A LIFE OF DEEP
AND UNSHAKEABLE TRUST IN GOD. BE SURE TO GET THIS GREAT
COMBO, “UNSHAKEABLE TRUST,” BOOK AND STUDY GUIDE FOR
A DONATION OF… OR MORE. GO TO JOYCEMEYER.ORG,
OR CALL US AT… GINGER: SOAK UP THE SUN,
THE WAVES, THE FUN, AS YOU DISCOVER THE STRATEGY TO UNLEASH
THE WARRIOR INSIDE AT THE 2019 LOVE LIFE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA. IT’S TIME TO ESCAPE THE
DAY-TO-DAY PRESSURES OF LIFE. LET GOD FIGHT YOUR
BATTLES AND ENJOY A SUNNY CALIFORNIA GETAWAY. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO DON’T
MISS OUT ON THE 2019 LOVE LIFE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE. REGISTER TODAY. JOYCE: JUST TO HAVE SOME
HONEST, OPEN DISCUSSION WITH FRIENDS. GINGER: YOU’RE PART OF THIS
GROUP TOO, SO THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. [CHATTING & LAUGHING]
JOYCE: JUST GIVE ME A CALL AND WE’LL TALK IT OUT. GINGER: CHECK OUT
JOYCE’S NEWEST PODCAST AND TALK IT OUT. JOYCEMEYER.ORG/PODCAST. ANNOUNCER: WE’VE ALL
BEEN THERE, NOT KNOWING WHERE TO TURN,
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