Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you.
— Zechariah 9:12 (AMPC)
One day I was emotionally hurt over something that had happened. Dave and I had been treated unfairly and unjustly in a situation, and I was feeling down about it. I was on an airplane, so I decided to read the Bible.
When I opened it to Zechariah 9:12, the verse for today, the words seemed to jump off the page at me. When I saw this verse, my faith went to a new level. I knew without a doubt that God was speaking to me about my situation. I knew that if I would not give up hope, if I would have the right attitude, that I would see the day when God would give me back double what had been taken from me in that situation.
Almost one year later, to the day, God did an outstanding work and proved Himself true to His promise by restoring double what had been unjustly taken from us, and He restored it through the same people who had mistreated us!
The Holy Spirit knows exactly what you need. I opened my Bible that day expecting Him to speak to me and help me in my situation, but He surpassed my greatest hope by not only comforting me but promising to restore my loss. This scripture—and all the others—are your promises, too, and God is speaking to them to you.
Anytime you need comfort or direction in life I encourage you to go to God’s Word. It truly contains all the answers we need for every situation in life.
Prayer of the Day: God, thank You for Your love and faithfulness. I ask that You grant me the courage to hold on to hope and have the right attitude, even when faced with difficult or unfair situations. Help me to turn to Your Word for direction and trust in Your promises and unfailing love, amen.