JOEL OSTEEN SERMON YOU WONT FEEL OVERWHELMED FOREVER : Maybe God has you reading this to remind you that when you face these times of feeling fatigued and overwhelmed, when you don’t have the strength to go on that’s okay. Jesus felt overwhelmed, Moses, Elijah didn’t think they could go on; God is going to send angels to strengthen you. The right people are going to show up, God is not going to let you miss your destiny. Pastor Joel Osteen said, I know a woman who has struggled with depression for years, she’s always been so strong, so determined but when i saw her recently she was very discouraged, she said I don’t know if I have any fight left in me, I can’t do it anymore.
Sometimes we see that as a lack of faith but God doesn’t expect you to be strong all the time, the weight of what we’re facing has left us exhausted, the good news is God doesn’t fault us for feeling weak, the scripture says when we are weak he is strong, when you feel overwhelmed like you can’t go on he comes in and gives you special strength, strength that you didn’t get on your own.
You may feel weak, fatigued but that’s not your destiny, you are going to run and not be weary, you’re going to walk and not faint there’s going to be a strength that’s not natural but supernatural, this is what happened with the prophet Elijah, in first kings chapter 18. There had been a drought in Samaria for three and a half years without rain the Israelites were going to perish, no food, no way to grow crops, Elijah climbed to the top of mount Carmel and began to pray for rain but nothing happened, he prayed again and again, he had his assistant keep going out checking the weather, looking for clouds forming over the sea but still nothing, finally on the seventh time his assistant saw a small cloud starting to form in the sky, Elijah sent that assistant to tell king Ahab that he better get in his chariot and quickly leave because a huge downpour was coming.
The scripture says then the lord gave Elijah special strength and he outran the king’s chariot to Jezreel. Jezreel wasn’t next door to mount Carmel, it was a 20-mile journey, a horse can run twice as fast as an average man. Man can only sustain that top speed for a short distance on top of this, I’m sure Elijah was tired, living in the midst of a severe famine, not having proper food, how could he outrun a chariot? That’s not possible but God gave him special strength.
Pastor Joel Osteen wants us to understand that you may look at what you’re up against and think man I don’t have the strength, I don’t have the stamina, the endurance, the fortitude, maybe i did years ago when I was at the top of my game but now I’m tired, he wants us to get ready, for special strength is headed your way.