Up – – – Guaranteed!

October 13, 2006

Up – – – Guaranteed!

Psalms 71:20 “Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.”

Have you ever done exactly what God told you to do and things didn’t go the way you thought they would? You might have stepped out on faith, but and soon after you did, you ran smack dab in trouble — big trouble! And you thought you would walk right into your promise without any hindrances. So now what do you do being that trouble is all around you and all you did is what God told you to do? Keep doing what God told you to do!

Please, please, please understand that the enemy of your destiny is not going to let you just walk right into your wealthy place. Surely, if God spoke to your heart and said you were going to succeed, you will. Things will work out eventually if you stay with the plan God has ordained you to follow; just know that you are not exempt from seeing trouble along the way. As a matter of fact, the psalmist who wrote this text forewarns us that we might see “many” troubles and “bitter” troubles. But after this predication of pain comes a prophetic promise that we must absolutely grab hold of and not let go.

The psalmist tells us, “God will restore our lives again.” It doesn’t matter what we’ve lost along the way, God will restore our lives. Whether we were stripped of titles, possessions or friends during the journey or whether we have to give belongings or relationships to pursue the call, “God will restore our lives.” Even if we hit “rock bottom” (a.k.a – “The depths of the earth”) with no where left to go, we are promised that God will bring us up again — and He will.

God did not bring you where you are to kill you; He brought you to where you are to complete you. The tests and trials that we face or will face exist merely show us how faithful God is to His word and to us. He won’t ever leave us or forsake us. He won’t start us on the journey to skip out on us along the way. The bible says it this way; for “he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6 )

If you’ve done what God told you to do and adversity has come, then keep doing what He told you to do. Your destiny awaits you. Greater things are ahead of you. And even though you might be down right now, know that God will bring you up again, but this time your situation will be much better than before. We are talking about increase beyond your expectation because our God is attempting to get you to a life that will far outshine the one you previously had. Don’t worry about trouble of any form or fashion because no matter what happens, there is only one direction for you, and that’s up!