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Brought Out to Abundance

Psalm 66:12

You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but You brought us out to abundance.

In a day and time when the economic outlook for our country looks rocky and uncertain, crime is on a rapid increase, our people are divided, and little hope can be found in the world, God’s word offers us great hope for the days to come. Jesus, Himself, told us that in this world we can expect tribulation, but to take hope because He has overcome the world (John 16:33). He also taught us that the thief comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy but that He came to give us life in abundance (John 10:10). Doesn’t it make sense that we look to Him in difficult times instead of people and things that predict only gloom and doom?

God will certainly allow us to experience storms and trials in life, and He tries us by fire. Most – if not all – of you have been through both a storm and a fire, and it is never pleasant. The difficulties can certainly break you, and you may even question God’s love for you. Once that storm or fire has passed and God has accomplished His purpose with it, however, He brings us out to great abundance!

I hope that encourages you because many of you – like me – have been through storm after storm and fire after fire, which means abundance is waiting for us. If we could only get a glimpse of the abundance on the other side of our pain ahead of time and praise God through the middle of our trial, we could endure the struggle much more gracefully. Jesus endured the cross for the prize set before Him, and that prize, dear Sister, is you and me! This verse is our promise and our glimpse of the other side of the struggle.

Praise God today because He is good and worthy of our praises. Regardless of how strong the storm or fire may feel at this moment, He will bring you out to abundance, where you will once again experience a harvest of fruitfulness and blessing.  As Psalm 67:7 promises, “God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.” He has marked us for blessing, and we will most certainly see His goodness again!

Have a blessed day!

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