Payday is Coming
by Diana Scothorn
Did you know, everything the devil has stolen must be paid back in total, with interest! What the devil has stolen must be paid, seven times more than we had before! Payday is on the way when we grasp this principle of God!
We can rejoice because payday is coming! Payday is when we are given payment and obtain what we’re owed. It doesn’t matter how far behind we are, where we live, what financial dilemma payday is coming!
God will not only pay back everything the devil has stolen; He will restore it better than before! In 1988 I had a home burned to the ground. It was heartbreaking, as I lost everything I owned. However…
I maintained a grateful heart because my children and I were unharmed. It’s much easier to have a thankful heart when you understand; payday is on the way! None of the material things I owned amounted to much, but it was all I had.
The devil cannot steal and keep what is not his to take! We have to decide not to live in the “ashes” but move forward (with excitement), knowing deep in our hearts our payday is coming!
As I look back and remember my home and the overwhelming loss, not only did the devil have to pay it back, the home God has given me today is one hundred fold plus than my previous home, lost in the fire! Praise God for His faithfulness!
I suffered a betrayal in my previous marriage, twelve years after my home burned down. Losing material things in a fire was not hard to replace, but the devastation of my marriage being over, was more than I felt I could bear.
I remember feeling completely out of control! When we’re treated unjustly, our flesh wants to get even. From a biblical perspective, the flesh is anything contrary to the spirit. Galatians 5:17 says,
“For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. The conflict with each other so that you are not to do whatever you want.”
I finally realized that I had to let go of my justification and trust God for vindication! Proverbs 6:31 tells us, if the devil is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
Payday not only came, but it came much bigger than I could have possibly imagined! I not only have a new beautiful home but a faithful husband who honors his commitment to God and our marriage! God restores relationships, careers, children, and joy! God will not allow one thing in our life to be lost if we do not give up on payday!
Joel 2:25 says it best! “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.” When Satan has stolen years of our marriage, our health, our relationships, and our family, he has to pay! God will restore better than the former if we quit living in our dead circumstance and start rejoicing in our living redeemer!!!
I’ve learned it pays to believe! We serve a God of love, justice, and redemption! He will not allow His children to be taken advantage of. He will make sure we are paid in full, all that the devil has stolen! If we can believe payday is coming, God will restore our life better than before!!!
Diana Scothorn has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10 plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a market place ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.