Place of Abundance

“you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance” (Psalm 66:12).

David sang praises unto God and declared the awesome works of his hands. He recalled how God delivered his children at the Red Sea, causing them to cross over on dry land. David declared that although the people of God had experienced hardship and testing, they were now in a place of abundance. It was for this same reason, why Isaiah told us not to fear. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2).

Even in the midst of trials and adversity, God is still with us and is able to help us. God will never leave us nor forsake us and being tested, does not negate God’s presence. “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence” (Psalm 139:7)? We have to rest assured, that nothing can separate us from the love of God. The challenges, difficulties, persecution or distress does not mean that you are any less godly. The devil will whisper lies and accusations. This is to convince that you that you must have done something wrong, in order for God to not love you.

If you believe that you have done any wrong, simply pray the prayer of repentance. Once you have repented before God, then the devil has nothing to hold against you. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword” (Romans 8:35)? The devil enjoys taunting us with judgement and condemnation, in order to make us feel unrighteousness. This can also lead us to become judgemental of others. Trust in God to defend, protect and shield you from harm and dangers. Stay connected to God and hide in his protection.

This weeping will endure for a night, but joy is coming in the morning. Your restoration season is here and God will level the crooked places. God will not allow never ending oppression and harassment. Surrender the battle to him, rest in his presence and let him fight your battles. God will restore the places that have been broken down by persecution. “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you” (1 Peter 5:10).

A.P.-Y.

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