Much better than before
“Instead of your shame you shall have double honour, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.” Isaiah 61:7
God says in His Word that you will receive double for your trouble. If the devil has given you one trouble, then for that one trouble you can expect to receive a double-portion blessing! And if that trouble has caused you to experience shame, *God’s promise to you is this: “Instead of your shame you shall have double honour.” God wants to give you a double-portion blessing for every trouble you go through!
And don’t think that God is behind your troubles. The devil is the real culprit. Sometimes, it could be the one you see in the mirror every morning! But the moment you respond to God in faith, He gets involved in your restoration. And He does not restore to you the same amount that you have lost. You always get more than before, if not in quantity, then in quality. You will be at a higher place than before. You will be healthier, wiser, financially stronger or more at peace!
This was the case with Job . Satan was behind Job’s troubles, but when Job responded in faith, God took it upon Himself to restore to Job all that he had lost. The Bible tells us that Job received double in terms of quantity—from 7,000 sheep to 14,000 sheep, 3,000 camels to 6,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen to 1,000 yoke of oxen and 500 female donkeys to 1,000 female donkeys. And for the children he had lost, God restored in terms of quality—his daughters were the fairest in all the land (see Job 1:2–3, 13–19; 42:12–15).
If Job, who was not under the new covenant, could be blessed with double for his troubles, how much more we who are under the new covenant! In fact, God will not only restore double but triple, fivefold or even sevenfold!
My friend, for everything that you have lost, get ready for God’s restoration. Expect to receive double and even more for every trouble!
Stay Blessed 😊
Isaiah 65:1 I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me. I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said Here am I, Here am I
God came to them not because of, but in spite of the fact that they didnot care to seek Him. But He initiates a relationship, He comes despite our inability to see our own need In fact human heart cannot respond to God until after God has somehow touched it.
The light of His presence awakens us spiritually and exposes our need for salvation and for the lord Himself.