Double For Your Trouble
"Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; this very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you." -Zechariah 9:12
"Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, everlasting joy will be theirs." -Isaiah 61:7
In your life you may experience some setbacks, but if you will continue to seek God and obey His Word, you can expect Him to bring you through to blessing and victory just like He promised. God will bring you through the fire! He'll deliver you every time! Just like He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, so He will be with you. Sometimes you might feel like you have been thrown into the fiery furnace of life, but refuse to let your situation drag you into the depths of despair or cause you to worry or be angry. Instead, trust in the faithful promises of God!
The Israelites went through some difficult times. At one point they were in captivity, the nations around them were mistreating them, and it seemed like all hope was lost. They were being held hostage against their will and it looked as though nothing was ever going to change for them. But God had other things in mind! When their situation was at its worst, God spoke and gave them hope for the future! He promised to restore unto them double for their trouble!
As a child of God, you can be assured that Jesus is right there in the difficulty with you. He's not going to leave you! He's not going to forget about you in your trouble! No, God will always be with you in every high and every low of life. He has promised that He will never forsake you. Not only has He promised to always be with you, but He has also promised to restore unto you what the devil has tried to steal! You can face your future expecting to see a double blessing poured out on your life!