Have you ever had a drink that’s so full to the top that you have to walk slowly to ensure that it doesn’t spill over? If so, then you understand the image that the Bible uses to describe the abundance that the Lord gives to us. Like that overflowing cup, God not only provides what we need to get by in life, but He gives us excessively more. Even in the midst of adversity and affliction, His grace gushes like a fountain, and He constantly fills our souls, minds, and spirits with His bounty. Being reminded of this is especially important after we’ve navigated the shock of a world-wide pandemic that has subjected millions to extreme loss. While we’re still dealing with the lingering effects of this trial, the Lord’s nature has not changed, and when we look to Him, He pours His overflowing goodness into our spirits until we’re brimming. But the key to receiving this abundance is to empty ourselves. To be truly saturated by the presence of our Savior, we need to let go of our pride and self sufficiency. When we do this, though we may still endure suffering and hardship, His grace fuels us and we learn to see the valley as a victory.
My friend, keep walking alongside the One who fills your cup. Not only does He shield, guide, and protect you, but He fills your life with goodness, mercy, and compassion that are perfectly dispensed to meet every challenge that you face. He has come that you may have life abundantly, and as you posture your heart to receive an outpouring of His Spirit, He prepares a delicious feast in the presence of everyone who dares to come against you! Whether it’s loss, financial hardship, or life-altering circumstances, Jesus provides more than enough to sustain you, so you can move forward with a hopeful heart and embrace a life marked by divine deliverance and fresh mercies.