11 Honey out of the rock

Encouragement for difficult days (11):

“He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.“
Psalm 81:16

Honey is perhaps the sweetest thing that nature can produce, and a rock is one of the hardest things in nature. So, here we have sweetness coming out of hardness – “honey out of the rock”.
This is one of God’s promises, and you should claim it for yourself.

God is not speaking in literal terms in Psalms 81:16. You and I get honey from the honeycomb or from a jar. The Lord is saying something much deeper:
“You are going to have hard places in life; you are going to run up against the rocks. But don’t be discouraged : I am going to give you honey out of the rck. You are going to experience sweetness out of the hard experiences of life.”

We don’e enjoy going through hardships and problems. Some times we wish God would remove all the stones on the road ahead, but that’s not always God’s will. Some of the sweetest experiences in life comes from going through the rough patches.

Remember Joseph, how many years he suffered before the Lord’s will with his life was revealed. Remember David when he ran from king Saul. Yet, he didn’t give up! He kept trusting in God!

The Psalms seem to have 3 divisions called the 3 t’s; tears, trust and triumph. This is also what Jmes tried to teach us in James 1:2-3:
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”
Trials re not working against us, they are working for us.

Have you ever considered all the rocks that Jesus had to face when He was here on earth?

Right now, you might be going through a hard place. You’ve been faithfully doing your job, yet you are right up against the rock, and the rock won’t move. Ask God to give you the honey out of the rock. There is always sweetness out of hardness when you let the Lord have His way…


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