Those who refresh others will be refreshed.
We met in the parking lot at the store and walked in together, finishing our conversation next to the produce aisle. While talking she asked me a question and I just told her the truth. She agreed that many of our friends are struggling in the same area. Then I began to tell her what the Word of God says about that situation and that despite everything else I was going to cling to the Word and to God until the fulfillment of His promises. We talked about a couple other things and, feeling quite refreshed, we parted company for other parts of the store. We refreshed one another and it was good.
Oh beloved, are you in a season of concern? Are you praying and praying and still see no answers? Maybe you have heard from God, but you just want the promises to be fulfilled. I understand. So does God. He is an Amazing Father, because He uses even the hardest places and times and seasons to teach us, love us and grow us closer to Him. He doesn’t just want to answer prayers and make our life tidy and good. He wants to fit us for the Kingdom and give us a strong faith to withstand things that come our way. You, beloved, are being stretched and you are being given life lessons from the Father Himself – wait on Me, trust Me, rely on My Word, seek Me. He also wants to create a life of compete dependency upon Him – give everything to Him, reach out for Him first and live in His Presence. He’s even showing you how to persevere in prayer. And while you are waiting, learning and persevering He is going to refresh others through you and give you refreshing from others as well. What a marvelous God we have living on the inside of us? Resident within, we carry the King of the Universe in Spirit with us wherever we go! And when the fullness of His time comes, the answers to our prayers will flow like a dam that’s been knocked away. We will be standing in the midst of His marvelous mercy and will behold His providence and love to completion.
God loves you and He’s for you! Don’t wait – refresh someone today with the truth that God is with you and them, God hears their prayers and He is true to His Word. You can be sure of it before you even see the fruit of that truth because you live in the Light of His Wonderful Ways!
Proverbs 11:25 The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
James 1:4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. NIV
Psalm 37:4-5 Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; Trust in Him also and He will do it.