There’s A New Season Coming
By Joel Osteen
Oftentimes, when things aren’t going the way we’ve planned, or when we’ve encountered disappointment, it’s easy to get a “hunker-down” mentality. People think, “Let me just make it through the next couple of years, and I’ll be okay.” But I don’t believe that’s God’s best for us. He doesn’t want us to just survive; He wants us to thrive. Even in difficult times, God can bless us, promote us, and take us to new levels of victory. So many great companies all over the world were developed during a time of depression and recession, and we can be developed during adversity, too. I believe if we have the right attitude and press on during the difficult times, we’ll step into a new season of God’s favor and blessing.
I like what it says in Psalm 102:13. It talks about a “set time” for favor. See, God has seasons in which supernatural doors will open, seasons in which you will accomplish things you never thought possible, seasons in which great things will begin to happen. I believe there are new seasons coming for you—a set time for God’s favor!
Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me to help the poor, to comfort the hurting, and to announce the acceptable year of the Lord.” One translation says, “To declare the year of God’s favor.” And at the time He made this declaration, the people had experienced years of famine, fighting, and judgment. But God was saying, “Be encouraged! This is your season of favor.”
He announced it to the people just like I’m telling you today! But do you know that not everyone was able to receive it? Some people thought, “Oh, I’ve been through too much. I’ll never get well. I’ll never get out of debt. I’ll never accomplish my dreams.” You know what happened? They missed their season of favor. They missed their blessing. Their unbelief caused them to miss the breakthrough God had in store.
Friend, don’t let that be you! I believe it’s your time for supernatural favor, blessing, and deliverance. I believe there is a new season coming for you. You are about to enter into an anointing of ease. You may have had disappointments in the past, but don’t give up now! God is turning things around in your favor. If you’ll keep believing, keep standing, and keep hoping; it won’t be long before you enter the new season God has in store for you!
I talk more about this in my new book, “It’s Your Time.”