For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth, Making it bear and sprout, And providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out [from exile] with joy And be led forth [by the Lord Himself] with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Isaiah 55:10-12 AMP
God’s Word. God speaks, and each and every word he whispers in our hearts will nourish like nothing else.
I love the imagery of God’s Word -His promises- being like rain and snow. It comes from heaven and saturates everything it touches. It cannot return to heaven, God doesn’t take his promises back. He doesn’t forget them or cancel them. God also doesn’t hold the umbrella, we do. We choose to hold it up and block the saturation. And in doing so we cheat ourselves out of the prosperity God intends for us.
Joy and peace are ours, we just have to receive them, be saturated by them. God promises that we will be surrounded by them. So let your guard down. Put the umbrella away and saturate yourself in God’s Word.