You will receive double for your trouble

Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore, in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs. Isaiah 61:7

The bible most assuredly does teach that you will receive double for your trouble. For example, if the devil has given you one trouble, then for that one trouble you can expect a double portion blessing.  

And if trouble has caused you to experience shame and embarrassment, God’s promise to you is this: “Instead of your shame you shall have double honor.” God wants to give you a DOUBLE PORTION blessing for every trouble you go through.  

Always know that God is not the one causing your troubles. The devil is the culprit. Sure, at times we can be the ones causing our own problems, but the moment you respond to God in faith, He gets involved in your restoration. And He does not restore to you the same amount that you have lost. You always get more than before, if not in quantity, then in quality. You will be at a higher place than before. You will be healthier, wiser, financially stronger, and more at peace.  

So, it was in the case of Job. Satan was behind Job’s troubles, but when Job responded in faith, God took it upon Himself to restore to Job all that he had lost. The bible is specific in telling us how Job received double in terms of quantity.  

From 7,000 sheep to 14,000. 3,000 camels to 6,000 camels. 500 yokes of oxen to 1,000 yoke of oxen and 500 female donkeys to 1,000 female donkeys. And for the children he lost, God restored in terms of quality. His daughters were the fairest in all the land (Job 1:2-3, 13-19, 42:12-15).
 
Think about this for a minute. If Job, who was not under the new covenant, could be blessed with double for his troubles, how much more we who are under the new covenant. And at times God will not only restore to you double but even more. Remember, He is El-Shaddai, the God who is more than enough. So, it’s His nature to do so much more.  

Friends, always remember, for everything that you have lost, get ready for God to honor His Word again by bringing you through to total restoration. You need to expect to receive at least double for your trouble and be willing to receive even greater than that. Praise God. He is always so faithful to His promises.

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