Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/10/2020

And Suddenly!

by Hazel Straub

After more than eight months of winter, the river ice has broken up, the snow is rapidly melting, and the temperature rose to 73 F (22.77 C) on Saturday. Sunday, the high is predicted to rise to 79 F (26 C). It had been freezing at night and snow still covered much of the ground. This morning there were no leaves on the trees but by the afternoon, suddenly, the fresh leaves had started to unfurl. The rapid thaw of snow and ice has resulted in flood warnings along several local rivers. Although it appeared that Winter would never end, the trees appeared barren but suddenly new life came!

The Lord said to me concerning this: “Pay attention! Although Winter was extended, new life appeared quickly. Many have lost hope because of their circumstances. They have focused on what has gone wrong. I AM God and I AM turning what the enemy meant for evil into good. You will recover it all and come out of this season much better than the old season. Keep your eyes on me, my promises in my Word, and praise me. Believe me and let go of unbelief! I fulfill all my promises. I AM your Provider and this season of quarantine, will end suddenly and you will have abundance, life, and provision.”

The Bible is filled with the lives of people who had sudden turnarounds. The Israelites went from slavery in Egypt to release in the middle of the night. They came out with silver and gold and were all healthy. (Psalm 105:7) Later the Israelites, took the fortified city of Jericho, when the walls fell, after they followed God’s instructions. (Joshua 6:20) A widow was going to lose her sons to slavery to pay debt. She went to the prophet Elisha, who asked what she had. All she had was a little oil. She borrowed containers and the oil flowed until there were no more containers to fill. Her debts were paid and she had enough to live on for the rest of her life. (2 Kings 4:1-7) Finally, the Assyrian army was besieging Jerusalem and the king and people asked God for help. Suddenly, an angel killed 185,000 Assyrian troops, in the night, and the enemy returned home.(2 Kings 19:35)

When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it. (Joshua 6:20 NLT)

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” (Matthew 19:26 NLT)

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  1. 👏🏼🙌🏻


  2. Thanks so much for your inspirational website. Love reading your posts. I also purchased Gabriel Cross’s new single! Thanks for the recommendation.


  3. Awesome post

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  4. Spectacular post

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  5. Great encouraging message on this Sunday morning, Hazel! When the time is ripe, God’s creation, our wonderful nature, is ready to show its rejuvenating splendour. I am happy to read that spring has finally sprung in Alaska.

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    • Peter, thank you! It is wonderful to see the rejuvenation and new life, after a long Alaskan winter. God delights to bring new life when it looks hopeless. God is turning things for our good!

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  6. Amen…Praise be to God!!


  7. Good News indeed!!! thank you!

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  8. So amazing how God confirms His word in due season. We serve a God of instant miracles. Powerful message

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    • Praise God! He is always speaking but we have to listen. It is amazing what happens with suddenly and God. Blessings!


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