Going through a hard season? | Pastor Steven Furtick


and I came to declare today to everybody
who’s been going through a season of failure or depression or uncertainty or
rejection or disappointment let the dirt do it’s work don’t fight it
don’t run from it and don’t pluck up the seed cuz you don’t like the season let
the dirt do it’s work this is the gospel of Jesus Christ
this is what the kingdom of God is like there’s nothing man can do to you that God cannot use for his good and I believe that I believe that all things work
together for the good of them that love the Lord and are called according to his
purpose but I don’t always know how I don’t have to know how cuz I know who
the emphasis on Romans 8:28 isn’t on things all things work together for the
good the emphasis is not on good cuz it might not feel good and I might not know
how it’s good while I’m in it the emphasis of Romans 8:28 is that I’m
called that I love God and I’m called according to his purpose
so his purpose is the promise that lets me know that it seems insignificant that
to me it’s invisible and I don’t know how but I know everybody who wants to
praise God for it I’m gonna give you 30 seconds to do what you need to do
maybe your neighbor doesn’t want this word maybe they want to let a bird
snatch it or a thorn choke it but there are some people here who have been in
the ground for a little while and I prophesy resurrection to every person
who’s been in a depression you’ve been in a funk you’ve been in a failure the
devil said it was it but Sunday came where you at Matthews where you at
Ballantyne where you at UC you know what’s crazy I’m calling out all
these campuses and somehow they see me on their screens and I don’t know how
but I don’t have to know how and you know what somehow I’m preaching this
word and it’s getting in your heart and God’s gonna use it and it won’t return
void but it will accomplish what God sent it to do but his ways are higher
than my ways and his thoughts than my thoughts I don’t have to know I just have to sow I just have to go I don’t have to know I don’t know how I’m gonna make it but I
don’t have to know how I don’t know who God’s gonna use to get me through this
but I don’t have to know how it might be manna that falls from the sky it might
be a widow at Zarephath that God uses to feed me it might be a little boy’s lunch
that I didn’t even count in the official total because I thought he was
insignificant but the seed always looks small God might use a little boy a
little thing the littlest thing I don’t have to know how and some of you are
stuck because you need to know too much you need to be perceived as someone who
knows and so you remain in darkness you want to be perceived as someone who
understands things that the soil represents uncertainty and I think it’s
good every once in a while for us to hear a sermon where the farmer admits I
don’t even know how come on cuz if you had to call somebody who just lost their
child in a car wreck like I have to do often and you were telling them that
God is gonna get you through this you wouldn’t be so quick to tell them how I
don’t know how but I pray right now in the name of Jesus that the God of all
comfort that’s who would surround you with his angels that’s who I don’t know
how but I know whom I have believed so I pray I sow I scatter some seed gets
snatched some seed gets scorched some seed gets strangled that’d make a good
sermon wouldn’t it they all start with the letter S
and the temptation is when the seed is scattered but it does not produce you
never want to sow again so then you prayed and the cancer still ate their
body what’s to make you ever want to pray again so you stopped sowing you
stopped expecting you had a funeral and stopped expecting a harvest the business
failed that one child is on drugs and you got very confused about the
difference between God’s job and your job obedience is the job of the farmer Jesus is not the farmer in this parable
he’s the seed he’s the seed he is the seed of God and he was planted in the soil of
the earth for three days and his resurrection gives us an expectation
that we don’t have to understand the events of our life to walk in a posture
I think it’s better sometimes that we don’t know I think it’s better sometimes
that we stay in a state of uncertainty so that we don’t get confused and think
that we’re the seed that we’re the source I pray that this message has been
practical today and you’ll be able to take something from it for your life but really I think it’s supposed to be
prophetic that doesn’t mean a crystal ball or a 900 number to me that means
that you receive this seed personally it’s all about the soil and if this seed
gets snatched or scorched by the trials of life or choked out by the
deceitfulness of riches the cares of this life or the desire for other things
it will be as if it was never sown and it’ll be just another seed just another
pep talk just another Bible lesson if you receive
this seed though I’m trying to tell you that God has set you free of the
expectation to understand obedience is your job outcome is God’s let him do his
job let him do his job let the dirt do its
work let the sufferings of this present time
produce in you a glory that is not worthy to be compared in comparison is so much
bigger than that dirt some of you are in a dirt stage right now of
your dream the first thing that happened to Joseph when God gave him a dream do
you remember they held a parade in his honor huh he
printed up his business cards and started handing them out huh
he got 4 million followers on Instagram huh they threw him in a pit every
promise needs a pit every dream needs dirt your faith needs fertilizer all by
itself the ground produces grain water it plow it get your heart right
and let the dirt the rejection the insecurity the confusion
God is not the author of confusion God did not reject you but he would use
Genesis 50:20 what you meant for evil God intended it for good and the saving
of many lives let the dirt do its work hey thank you for watching make sure you
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15 thoughts on “Going through a hard season? | Pastor Steven Furtick”

  1. Too much heartache and tears this past 2 weeks.. It's hard when you misses someone in heaven ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿthis sermon on time for me!!!!

  2. I would love for you pastor Steven to pray for my boyfriend it's just he is treating me bad like verbal communication and yelling at me and treating me like peace of shit and it's overwhelming I do nothing wrong he's getting upset I try talking to him he strate to get upset I did alot wrong but he won't let it go hes good giving advices but don't take his calling me names been deppressed bc he just changed I'm mental illness I have tardess diskaneses form of sezuires pain on tooth sense I mat him I feel like I've changed like I'm not taking care of myself that well bc it's like I'm takin Care of s child we don't communicate no more we always give each other attitudes I do it bc I ball everything inside if I don't talk he gets upset at me he's mental illness alit of problems but he doesn't look at me he looks at girls he's a good person don't get me wrong but alot tempations on him it's like he doesn't get it I'm sick and he doesn't look at himself in the mirror for once and judge himself I'm so upset he won't let go what I did to him but he wants me to let go of what he did he says that I has sex with theses guys that I'm a hoe he thinks he knows what I'm feeling and gonna do but he doesn't get tries to say that God isn't gonna help very smart he's a good person but he brings me down and if I don't Wana talk about it he still gets mad and start calling me it's like I can't say he talks on top of me and he says he's always right he trying to teach me a lesson he broke my other phone to teach me a lesson bc he did hit me before bc he told me I'm not gonna hit you when you don't do nothing wrong I'm like wtf I'm not gonna lie he haven't hit me in a long time but still i becareful wat I say it's like he's lost he doesn't wana look anything with me it's just so overwhelming when he keeps pushing and getting mad wenever I don't want to but just need prayers bc this is getting behind redicoulous and everything else he was the most incredible now think of it he's just getting into himself again he just don't Wana make him self better

  3. And it's like wow need prayers I might be with the wrong guy and he's always asking me to have three somes and saying he's sorry but with the same attitude and doing the same things we going in circles and everything he's a good hearted soul but treating me like this is wrong my dumbass came back he changed alot but what is god to do to make him change into God's blessings to him I came back bc I know that God can change him and make a way ๐Ÿ™ for him but I see no change I want God to do a miracle something that he can change for God he gets mad and don't Wana hear about God and everyone else just don't care

  4. Iโ€™m the widow, was in dire situation, poverty was at my door. I prayed, believed, read the Word, obeyed it. God sent me a prophet with the gift of wealth making, health producing oil. Thanks be to God! I sell my oil and support my household. Glory be to God!

  5. Hallelujah!!!.. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™Wheww Amen!!..

  6. Some of you are stuck bc you wanna know to much and be perceived as someone who knows and thatโ€™s why your stuck in darkness and uncertainty wow .. that hit me bless your heart pastor

  7. You better preach !God is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ praise the Lord ! Yes LORD ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ Thank you JESUS ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘.Feed me Lord ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ Help me Lord๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘yes yes yes stay strong in the Lord no matter what๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. AMEN ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ . Work dirt work๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ JESUS ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘.

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