7 Mar

Well, do we get DOUBLE FOR our TROUBLE?

Lets see what Gods word says?   Keep in mind that God is always looking for ways to bless His children just like we do with our children.

Isa.61:7  “For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.”


In Hebrew, the word “shame”  also means CONFUSION as well.

In Hebrew, the word “double” is pronounced mishneh and means a copy.  It also refers to move up in RANK or QUALITY: TWICE AS MUCH.

There are so many things that thrill me about this verse and what it refers to in Hebrew.  Because we are not God, it would be ridiculous for us to try to draw a conclusion as to what the word double is referring to.

When you decide to let your spouse go first, you get DOUBLE!

When you decide to let your spouse win the fight, you get double!

When you decide to do something nice for him, even if he doesn’t deserve  it, you get DOUBLE!

When you decide to visit your in-laws with him, you get double!

When you decide to let something go that you feel should be addressed, you get DOUBLE!

When your spouse asks you to do something that he could do himself, but  you decide to do it anyway without an attitude, you get double!

When your spouse makes a decision but you let it go even though you feel  anxious about it, you get DOUBLE!

I can go all day on situations, because my list is endless.

When you agree to go through anything in your lifetime, God has agreed to rain blessings into your life.

Zech.9:12   “…today I will restore double to you.”

In Psalms 102, we see how trouble affects our human parts.


vs.1  “…let my cry come unto thee.”



vs.2  “Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble:  incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call    answer me speedily.”


vs.3 “…my bones are burned as an hearth.”



vs.4  “My heart is smitten, and withered like grass;”



vs.4  “…I forget to eat my bread.”



When your marriage is in turmoil, it is very easy to feel so many different physical ailments.

In the book of Nahum,  it shows that when you reach out to God in the times of trouble, he comforts you with goodness.

Nahum 1:7  “The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him”

1.  The Lord is good.

2.  A stronghold in the day of trouble.

3.  He knows them that trust in him.

GOD DOES NOT FORGET US!!!!  He wants to help us with our marriage.

God promises us, DOUBLE FOR OUR TROUBLE!!!

NOTE:  Don’t miss tomorrows blog!  Everyday is a new post.


  1. Evelyn Smith March 7, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    Awesome word sister Nancy. I needed this word.

    • nancysalazar March 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

      Thanks Evelyn! I need Gods word also. When the devil tells you that you are wasting your time, you can laugh in his face. God “El Roi”, is the God who sees me. Every woman that shares their marital problems with you, you tell them that God desires to bless them DOUBLE!!

  2. muezette March 7, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    I….Love It, Love It, Love It!
    Thank you.
    I’m applying what I’ve been learning and I can already see a change taking place.
    Not only I’m I encouraging others to subscribe but when asked a marital question I’m using the tools you have provided by forwarding your post to address their questions.
    Awesome information, Thanks again

    • nancysalazar March 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

      You made my day Muezette! You are doing exactly what I have been praying for women to do. First, you are applying these Godly principles to your life. Second, you are telling others to subscribe. And third, you are sharing the teaching principles to others. Hurrah for you!!!! The bible tells us not to be tricked by the devils devices. That is exactly why I am doing these posts everyday. God wants us to fight back with everything tool God gives us. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

  3. Joyce Tracy March 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Sister Nancy: It is a blessing to read your post on marriage. It doesn’t matter how long we have been married, we need to be refreshed. Praise God all these things will work when we apply them to our life. Thank you, you and Pastor Richard are great examples to the Fellowship.

    • nancysalazar March 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

      Hi Joyce! Thank you so much for your comment. Your faithfulness has been a blessing to our life. We love your family and are excited for the future. Love you

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