Word 4U Today



‘…You will certainly overtake them and succeed ….’ 1 Samuel 30:8 NIV

One day, the Amalekites swept down on King David’s home town, burnt it to the ground, and took its families captive. In this scene of devastation, David and his men ‘…wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep’ (1 Samuel 30:4 NIV).

Now, God will let you grieve your losses because that’s healthy but He won’t allow you to stay there too long.

So, God said to David, ‘Pursue them,” He answered. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.’ (v. 8)

Did David and his men get back everything they had lost? Yes!

Our God is not only a God of restoration but a God of abundance. You say, ‘I feel so ashamed of the years I have wasted.’

The God Who created time can give you more of it. ‘I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you.

You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,

who has worked wonders for you;never again will my people be shamed.’ (Joel 2:25-26 NIV).

Notice the word, ‘plenty’. When God blesses you, it will not come from value meal or a tipid-deal. No, you’ll be able to sing even this old hymn, ‘His love hath no limit; His grace hath no measure, His power no boundary known unto men. For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.’

Ever since Adam and Eve ‘blew it’ in Eden, God’s desire and plan has been to restore to us all that we have lost. So come to Him today and let the restoration begin. God restores!

What now?

Read 1 Samuel 30. Make a chart of David’s journey from crying-his-eyes-out desperation to happily sharing out victory-spoils. Stick it up somewhere to remind you that God lifts you out of desperation.

Joy Ferdiz

December 9th, 2013

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