The sermon "God Can Turn It Around" by Joyce Meyer online. Joyce Meyer: " I think one of the most amazing things about our relationship with God is that if you love Him and you trust Him, now I didn't say if you behave perfectly, I didn't say if you never make mistakes, I didn't say if you go to church every sunday and never miss one, if you read your bible through three times a year. I said, if you trust God and you love Him, i don't care what has happened or what does happen, God will take it and make it somehow or another work out for your good.
Joyce: now, boy, to me, this is one of the most exciting things about our relationship with God. That doesn't mean it's gonna feel good. That doesn't mean we're gonna like some of the things that we have to go through. That doesn't mean that. But I--and I don't know how he does it, God can take a bad thing and we may never wanna say the thing was good but somehow or another God can miraculously work in that thing and He can make us a better person. I mean, if you don't get anything else out of a problem, you get more compassion and you behave differently when somebody else tells you they've got a problem. Have you ever tried to talk to somebody about your problem that is--doesn't have any?
Joyce: oh man, they're quick to tell you, "well, i'd do this and i'd do that," and it sounds so simple for them. And you just want somebody to say, "oh my gosh, I know what you're going through. I know how hard it is." And then it's fine to tell them what God can do for them but there's nothing worse than somebody who has no compassion. All they can ever give you is a scripture.
Joyce: don't be that kind of a christian. Sometimes, somebody just needs you to cry with them. Sometimes they need you just to understand. Everybody who comes to you for help doesn't always want an answer. Sometimes, they just want you to understand. Did you hear what i said? Everybody who comes doesn't want an answer. They don't want a sermon. They just want somebody to understand what they're going through. And the best way i know to get a boatload of compassion is to go through stuff yourself."