Philippians 1:6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

The Word that God has given me today is a word of encouragement.
Over the last few weeks we have been talking about restoration and refreshing.

Last week we looked into the 23rd Psalm; how that God led David beside still waters, he led him to green pastures, he led him through the valley of the shadow of death, he led him ( Praise God) to a table where he could eat and be nourished and strengthened while his enemies watched. He brought him to a fresh anointing that ran over, but David had to let God lead.

Well, I can tell you that sometimes the path that God leads us on may seem impossible. If you don't think so read your Bible. Read about men like Moses, Abraham, Gideon, Joseph, Joshua, Job. How about the Apostle Paul and all the things he encountered and John exiled to the Isle of Patmos?   We could name others.

What I am trying to get you to see is: all these men walked the impossible mile. They walked it by faith working without a net, so to speak. They walked it by faith. They didn't have a "back-up plan".

If God would allow most of us to look too far ahead on the path, we would be overwhelmed.  So, for the most part, He leads us day by day. That's why Jesus said, "Take no thought for tomorrow".

The Lord has placed in my spirit that there are some here right now that are looking at impossible circumstances. Well, I have this word for you:
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ . . .” Philippians 1:6

If you can maintain your faith even when it looks like what you are facing is impossible, then it will cause you to possess the courage you need. It will enable you to stand no matter what you are going through. It will enable you to position yourself for some of the greatest victories you have ever experienced in your life. This is not an easy thing to do. It is a challenge. But you don’t have to fight this battle alone. The Greater One is on the inside of you and will enable you to overcome every obstacle.

Hebrews 10:35-38 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
For the last two or three weeks we have been preaching on the power of God to restore your loss and to do a new thing in your life

You may feel like your situation is hopeless. You may go dragging into church saying, “Dear God, Nobody knows the trouble I have seen." But you are still here. You made it. And now it is recovery time.
Ask yourself right now, “How badly do I want recovery in my life? How badly do I want freedom from depression and oppression?”

If you want it badly enough, then get your spiritual life right. Determine right now that you are going to press into God. Devote more time to fellowship and prayer. Completely surrender your will to His. Don’t sit back and watch it happen to everyone else. Get in on it. Get out of your boat of depression, and get out on the water of refreshing.
You have to be consistent in your praise and worship. God is looking for consistency.

​​How badly do you want to be free? How badly do you want joy in your heart again? How badly do you want to wake up with a smile on your face?

Then, get serious about improving your present condition by guarding every word that comes out of your mouth by the standard in God’s Word. If it doesn’t line up with the Word, don’t speak it. Use your weapon (your mouth) to defeat Satan. Praise God consistently every day.

God told Joshua: "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”Joshua 1:8

If depression has kept you back and kept you down, it is time to arise to new life.

​It is refreshing time in your life.
​It is restoration time.
​​It is reviving time.
​​It is recovery time.

​​God does not want you to miss out on what He has planned for you. Be determined in Jesus’ name that you are going to get right in the midst of the plan that God has for your life.

God's Word says in Isaiah 41:10, Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Let's go back to our opening text.
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

If we will allow God to work in our lives and trust Him to do the perfecting, that work is absolutely guaranteed to turn out successfully, because it is God’s work not man’s.

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.

It is so easy to get discouraged and worn out as we live out our faith. Sometimes I get weary and tired and need to be refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated.

But the Good News is, Jesus has the table spread where the saints of God are fed and He invites His chosen people, "Come and dine".

Once again the invitation is given to those who want restoration.
In Psalm 23 when David came through the valley there was a table spread and a fresh anointing: an anointing that overflowed.