The Lord is recognising your work and labour of love for His Kingdom. He has seen your willingness to put your ‘hand to the plough’ as you responded in your heart to His voice that called you to step out in faith and meet the needs of those who He loves. The Lord sees within you a heart that beats after the rhythm of His own heart and He delights in you.
This has been a time when, in the midst of challenging situations, weariness has tried to wear you down and slow down your progress but God says, ‘Now I am strengthening your hands afresh and causing you to find new fulfilment and joy in your place of influence. The challenges will still come your way but they will no longer bring you down. I am reminding you that you are not alone and that the captains of my armies and the horsemen are accompanying you to protect and enable you to achieve all that I have assigned to you. So rise up again in my enabling power and build. Do not be tempted to quit: keep going and you shall know the joy of harvest.’
Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.