“Even the hard pathways overflow with abundance“.
The hard pathways to me are the hard places in life. It is one thing to expect a harvest in the places where you are doing well. But to expect the hard pathways to overflow with abundance, that seems like a stretch. However, our verse today tells us that it is possible. If we look at the verse and its literal interpretation for one second the first thing that comes to my mind is that no one plants or sows seed on the pathway. People walk on the pathway. In fact, we now make our pathways with concrete. Nothing grows on there. If we look at verse 9 we will see that king David said that God waters the Earth and He has a river with plenty water. So, the pathways are not hard for lack of water. They are hard because they are difficult places to cultivate. Just that thought process reminds me of the verse in Matthew 19:26 which says, “Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.””
There are places in our lives that we prefer to hide because we think no good thing can ever come from that place, but God says, “Even on hard pathways where people trample on every day and it looks like an impossibility for something to grow, there I will cause you to overflow with abundance”. It is not just a random blessing that sprouts up here and there, it is an overflow of abundance. Nothing is too hard for God.
God has this amazing ability to birth beautiful things in the most unexpected places. Jesus was born in a manger surrounded by farm animals but that did not limit Him in any way. Moses was born at a terrible time when Pharaoh had ordered all the baby boys to be killed. God caused Pharaoh’s daughter to find Moses in the river, love him and raise him as her own. In effect Moses was raised in the home of the man who wanted him dead in the first place. God is God. Nothing is too hard for Him. If we open ourselves up to Him completely He will walk with us on those hard pathways of life, all the while dropping seed as we walk. One day He will tap you on the shoulder and you will turn around and see the overflow of abundance that was birthed from your adversity.
That is our verse for this week! How awesome is that? He crowns the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance, Psalm 65:11.
Have a blessed weekend 🙂