Double for your trouble
Job 42: 10
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Consider Job in the Old Testament. When he lost everything, his wife told him to curse God and die. He refused and, instead, responded to God in faith, and “the Lord gave to Job twice as much as he had before”
I am sure that you have heard the expression, “When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade!” Well, I want you to know that when the devil throws lemons at you, God Himself will make lemonade for you! After all, the Bible says that God works all things together for your good (see Romans 8:28).
And He does it with style, He restores double for your trouble, Beloved, if you have lost a precious thing or a precious child through death, God can restore double to you, so that you end up having more than before, if not in quantity, then in quality!
When David lost the child he had with Bathsheba, he stopped pleading and started worshiping God because he trusted in the mercies of God. Later, God blessed David and Bathsheba with another son named Solomon, who became the wisest and richest king the world has ever known.
Today, God promises to restore double for your trouble— “Even today I declare that He will restore double to you.” If He declared it, He will do it! So you cannot but have hope that things will be even better than before.
“Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.
Here the Lord calls you “prisoners of hope.” My friend, hope in the biblical sense means a confident expectation of good things happening in your life. You are a prisoner of that! You can’t help but wake up feeling hopeful. You can’t help but expect good things to happen to you!*
So when trouble comes from the devil, don’t give up and say, “It is hopeless!” Don’t worry or get angry. Worship God like Job and like David and see that trouble as an opportunity for God to bless you with more than what you originally had. And because God has declared it, be confident that you will get double for your trouble!
Stay Blessed 😊