110 Joel Osteen Quotes to Strengthen Your Faith in God

Whenever you feel like your faith is being shaken, these Joel Osteen quotes are must-reads for you to reinforce your beliefs and love for our Lord and Savior.

Joel Osteen is an American pastor and author whose primary goal is to teach and share hope with the world.

By speaking about his faith, he imparts wisdom that everyone can reflect on and live by. What’s so wonderful about his words is that though he talks about being a Christian, the truth behind them is so universal that most people can relate to them.

Aside from his best-selling books, Joel Osteen also has televised sermons garnering millions of views across America and the world.

If you’re interested in his beliefs but haven’t watched him or read his books yet, this list of quotes is a great start.

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Best Joel Osteen Quotes

1. “Every day is a gift from God. There’s no guarantee of tomorrow, so that tells me to see the good in this day to make the most of it.”

2. “Keep doing the right. God is building character in you, and you are passing that test. Remember, the greater the struggle, the greater the reward.”

3. “Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be.”

4. “Don’t get upset when there’s a detour on the way to your destiny. Keep a good attitude and it will all work out.”

5. “Believe there are great breaks in your future. Believe in explosive blessings. You’ve got to pray for big things. You’ve got to believe in big things.”

6. “See every adversity, every disappointment in a new light. It’s not there to defeat you; it’s there to make you better.”

7. “God made you a masterpiece—be blessed, secure, disciplined, and equipped.”

8. “It takes determination to see a dream come to pass. The question is not will you start, but will you finish.”

9. “You are strong, blessed, healthy, redeemed. You are God’s masterpiece.”

10. “Don’t worry about your future or how you’re going to accomplish a dream. God has already lined up what you need.”

11. “Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is!”

12. “If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up in the morning, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have. The Scripture says, in Psalm 30:5, that joy comes in the morning. When you wake up each morning, God sends you a special delivery of joy. When you get up in faith and make the declaration, ‘This will be a good day.’ You answer that knock at the door, you receive the gift of joy God sent to you! The problem is, some people never answer the door. The knocking has not been answered for months and months, years and years, ‘Come on! Let me in! You can be happy! You can cheer up! You can enjoy your life!’ I don’t know about you, but I’ve made up my mind to answer the door. I’m waking up every morning and saying, ‘Father, thank You for another beautiful day. I will be happy. I will enjoy this day. I will brighten somebody else’s life. I am choosing to receive Your gift of joy.’”

13. “When you are tempted to get discouraged, remind yourself that according to God’s word, your future is getting brighter; you are on your way to a new level of glory. You may think you’ve got a long way to go, but you need to look back at how far you’ve already come. You may not be everything you want to be but at least you can thank God that you’re not what you used to be.”

14. “You have to learn to follow your heart. You can’t let other people pressure you into being something that you’re not. If you want God’s favor in your life, you must be the person He made you to be, not the person your boss wants you to be, not even the person your parents or your husband wants you to be. You can’t let outside expectations keep you from following your own heart.”

Inspirational Joel Osteen Quotes

15. “All of us can look back and see things that should have defeated us. You’re still standing. That’s the goodness of God.”

16. “The more people try to push you down, the higher God will take you. That’s the way God is.”

17. “I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don’t know anything about.”

18. “Difficulties are a setup for God to do something greater. Setbacks are a setup for God to move you toward your destiny.”

19. “God is more interested in changing us than changing our circumstances. He loves you too much to let you stay where you are.”

20. “In difficult times, we’re not supposed to quit believing; we’re not supposed to quit growing.”

21. “Just because something didn’t work out your way, or somebody disappointed you, that does not change who you are.”

22. “When you face adversity, you need to remind yourself that whatever is trying to defeat you could very well be what God will use to promote you.”

23. “Every setback means you’re one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass.”

24. “God would not have put a dream in your heart if He had not already given you everything you need to fulfill it.”

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Wise Joel Osteen Quotes on Life

25. “Life’s too short to spend it trying to keep others happy. You can’t please everyone. To fulfill your destiny, stay true to your heart.”

26. “The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To live a life of integrity. Not be selfish.”

27. “Time spent worrying drains your energy—it makes you weaker. You were created to live a peace-filled life.”

28. “Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Things may not be perfect, but be grateful for the opportunity to experience each day. Live each day like it could be your last.”

29. “Nothing in life has happened to you. It’s happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are.”

30. “Dreams and goals are not just fleeting moments of inspiration. If acted upon, these moments can help us create a life that is exciting and fulfilling.”

31. “Most people can’t recognize the good life when they have it. I believe the good life is simply when you are able to recognize all the good in your life—wherever and whenever that is.”

32. “You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody, or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won’t receive the good things God has in store.”

33. “It’s easy to go through life offended and carrying around baggage. One of the best things you can do is drop it. Let it go.”

34. “Pass the test of being grateful for the small things and big things will be released in your life.”

35. “You’re going to go through tough times—that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.”

36. “Life happens to all of us. Don’t use delays, interruptions, or unfair situations as an excuse to get upset. Release control.”

37. “To live your best life now, you must learn to trust God’s timing, you may not think He’s working, but you can be sure that right now, behind the scenes, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life.”

38. “Quit worrying about how everything is going to turn out. Live one day at a time; better yet, make the most of this moment. It’s good to have a big-picture outlook, to set goals, to establish budgets and make plans, but if you’re always living in the future, you’re never really enjoying the present in the way God wants you to.”

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Joel Osteen Quotes on Love and Relationships

39. “Love overlooks a person’s faults. That’s not always easy, but love believes the best in every person. Anybody can return evil for evil, but God wants His people to help heal wounded hearts.”

40. “When God puts love and compassion in your heart toward someone, He’s offering you an opportunity to make a difference in that person’s life. You must learn to follow that love. Don’t ignore it. Act on it. Somebody needs what you have.”

41. “The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love, your concern.”

42. “If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbor. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be.”

43. “If you want to see God do wonders in your marriage, start praising your spouse. Start appreciating and encouraging her. Every single day, a husband should tell his wife, ‘I love you. I appreciate you. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me.’ A wife should do the same for her husband. Your relationship would improve immensely if you’d simply start speaking kind, positive words, blessing your spouse instead of cursing him or her.”

Joel Osteen Quotes About Strength

44. “You’ve been armed with strength for every battle. The forces that are for you are greater than forces against you.”

45. “None of us like difficulties. If we had a choice, we wouldn’t go through them. But challenges prepare you for your future.”

46. “It’s in the difficult times that we’re growing and you can’t just rebuke everything hard. We’ve got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test.”

47. “You’re not defined by your past; you’re prepared by it. You’re stronger, more experienced, and you have greater confidence.”

48. “Just because we’re in a stressful situation doesn’t mean that we have to get stressed out. You may be in the storm. The key is, don’t let the storm get in you.”

49. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’”

50. “No matter how many times you get knocked down, keep getting back up. God sees your resolve. He sees your determination. And when you do everything you can do, that’s when God will step in and do what you can’t do.”

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Profound Joel Osteen Quotes on Happiness

51. “Keep in mind that you’ll have true happiness, true fulfillment, not living to get but living to give.”

52. “No matter what’s happening, choose to be happy. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.”

53. “You can be happy where you are.”

54. “No matter who does you wrong, you don’t have to stay defeated. Disappointments are inevitable, but misery is optional.”

55. “I think how you start the day many times determines what kind of day you’re going to have.”

56. “Any of us can be happy and have a good attitude when everything is going our way. But I believe it’s the real test of your character and of your faith to say, ‘Things are not going our way, but I’m still being good to people; I’m still attending church; I still have a good attitude.”

Joel Osteen Quotes to Give You Hope

57. “God wants you to have a good life—a life filled with love, joy, peace, and fulfillment. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy, but it does mean that it will always be good.”

58. “Too often we get frustrated by difficulties. But you have to realize, you can’t have a harvest without a few weeds.”

59. “I try to look on all the great things God’s done, and not focus on the negative. It’s a perspective.”

60. “There’s something about a person filled with hope.”

61. “Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard. When you do that, you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.”

62. “You don’t have to worry or be stressed out. Stay in peace. God is directing your steps. He controls the universe.”

63. “Why don’t you start believing that no matter what you have or haven’t done, your best days are still out in front of you.”

64. “Today is a new day, so rise up and move forward into the victory God has prepared for you!”

65. “At this very moment, God’s working behind the scenes in your life, arranging things in your favor. Stay in faith!”

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Short Joel Osteen Quotes

66. “The older I get, the better I understand that every day is a gift.”

67. “If you don’t set the tone for the day, the devil will set it for you.”

68. “You have enough people against you. Be for yourself.”

69. “But I’ve learned that God’s ways are better than our ways.”

70. “Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!”

71. “You’ll never rise any higher than the way you see yourself.”

72. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.”

73. “You will never change what you tolerate.”

74. “Don’t just go through it; grow through it.”

Joel Osteen Quotes on Success

75. “God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.”

76. “But God didn’t create you to be average. He created you to stand out, to go beyond the norm, to leave your mark on this generation.”

77. “Successful people don’t waste their time looking at what others are doing, they’re too busy focusing on their own goals.”

78. “Do all you can to make your dreams come true.”

79. “If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again.”

80. “Don’t just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born to win; you were born for greatness; you were created to be a champion in life.”

Positive Joel Osteen Quotes

81. “You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.”

82. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”

83. “If you’ll dare to take your mind off your troubles, get your mind off your own needs, and, instead, seek to be a blessing to other people, God will do more for you than you could even ask or think.”

84. “You can’t have a blessed day thinking about who offended you and what didn’t work out. Think on the positive things.”

85. “If you have your health, if you have people in your life to love, you are blessed. Slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.”

86. “When the negative thoughts come—and they will; they come to all of us—it’s not enough to just not dwell on it. You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.”

97. “If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet.”

Joel Osteen Quotes That Will Move You

88. “God wants to bless you in such a way that people notice. He wants to show out in your life.”

89. “You may think there is a lot wrong with you, but there is also a lot right with you.”

90. “Don’t live worried, frustrated, or upset because of what somebody did or what didn’t work out. Come back to a place of peace. It’s not going to work against you; it’s going to work for you.”

91. “You may make some mistakes, but that doesn’t make you a sinner. You’ve got the very nature of God on the inside of you.”

92. “It doesn’t matter who likes you or doesn’t like you, all that matters is that God likes you. He accepts you, He approves of you.”

93. “Don’t grow accustomed to living with less, doing less, and being less to the point that you eventually sit back and accept it.”

Joel Osteen Quotes to Reinforce Your Faith

94. “In the dark places, we prove to God what we’re really made of. You have to be faithful when things aren’t going your way.”

95. “There’s plenty about God that I don’t understand and can’t explain. But I come back to my core belief that God is good, that He’s for us.”

96. “When you keep God in first place, He will take you to places you’ve never dreamed of.”

97. “That setback may have been meant to stop you, but if you’ll stay in faith, God’s going to use it to increase you.”

98. “When you’re really believing, when you’re in peace, you’re showing God by your actions that you trust Him.”

99. “God is called the author and finisher of our faith. He’s not only given you the grace to start, He’s given you the grace to finish.”

100. “I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors.”

101. “God knows your value; He sees your potential. You may not understand everything you are going through right now. But hold your head up high, knowing that God is in control and He has a great plan and purpose for your life.”

Joel Osteen Quotes for Your Inquisitive Mind

102. “No one can offend you without your permission. They can say whatever they want, but you have the right to ignore it.”

103. “Be a people builder. Look for opportunities to encourage others to bring out the best in them.”

104. “You can change your world by changing your words. Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

105. “I don’t focus on the critics. Everyone who is making any difference in any field has critics. As long as I feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing, then I don’t worry about it.”

106. “Let go of offense. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now!”

More Joel Osteen Quotes Packed With Insights

107. “Time is more valuable than money. We can make more money but we can’t make more time. Use your time wisely.”

108. “If you live in the past, you’ll get stuck where you are. What’s in your past is not nearly as important as what is in your future.”

109. “So many people are looking at what’s wrong, and I try to encourage them to look at what’s right in their life. A lot of people have it a lot worse than you do.”

110. “Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?”

Did These Joel Osteen Quotes Sway You and Make Your Faith in God Stronger?

As we grow older, we realize that life is much more terrifying and unpredictable compared to the fairytales we grew up watching and reading. We calculate each and every step we take, fearing that what we decide on will be detrimental to our progress. We also get so caught up with what naysayers utter that we just forget about the essence of life, love, and happiness.

Living in this kind of world can make us lose all hope for ourselves and others and weaken our faith in God. Thankfully, Joel Osteen’s words help us shift our perspectives and guide our beliefs back to the Lord. Through him, we learn that life is a gift that we must carefully unwrap and appreciate.

There will always be something negative ahead of you. But remember, you decide what kind of day it will be⁠; you choose how to react to whatever it is that’s thrown at you. Never let anything have the power to dictate whether you’ll be happy or not.

Joel Osteen may not be from your hometown, but we hope that this list of quotes was able to bring you closer to his messages of love and hope. Remember, trust in God, have faith, and everything will fall into place.

Which of these Joel Osteen quotes made an impact on you? Did the collection help you with what you’re currently going through? Share your thoughts below.

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2 thoughts on “110 Joel Osteen Quotes to Strengthen Your Faith in God”

  1. Hey, Mugaya. You’re welcome. We love Joel Osteen too. He’s such a wise man with deep thoughts.

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