Praise the Lord! It is always great to receive a refreshing from the Lord. One thing that I am learning is that God will speak to us “comfortably” and “tenderly” when we are in extreme warfare OR when we are in a reaping season of discomfort, difficulty, hard trials, etc. He speaks peace and blessings as if the warfare has already past by.
Yesterday during the fourth watch (between 3 & 6 a.m.), a snippet of a scripture was brought to my remembrance as I worshipped and interceded for my family. The reference came from Isaiah 40:2:
“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the LORD has punished her twice over for all her sins.” NLT
I knew from this that some of the trials we face are a direct result of past sin, choices, and disobedience. I also know that it is almost over! When one season ends, a new one begins. What about you? Can you press through the present trial that you find yourself in only to see a glorious future of blessings and greatness as you walk into your destiny? When the prophet spoke these comforting words to Jerusalem they were still in captivity! The words came forth as if they were already released! Think about it. Your sad days are gone and you are about to see with your eyes the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Keep waiting, hoping, and trusting.
Minister Denise Cook-Godfrey