And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm… – Joel 2:25
It excites me to know that the Lord can restore to you even that which you seem to have lost; He’s the restorer of wasted years. No human being or government may ever be able to give back to you what you’ve lost, but God can! He can bring back everything, and more!
What is that thing you may have thought you lost? Perhaps you thought you messed things up so bad they couldn’t be rectified; or you looked at your life and thought you’ve wasted so much time without making progress! I bring you good news today: it’s not over yet! God is willing and able to restore you to the place of your dream and destiny in Him.
What you need is to recognize that the Holy Spirit living in you is a restorer! In one sweep, He can move you a hundred paces forward, far ahead of your competitors, detractors and adversaries. Those who seemed to have gotten ahead of you would be amazed to see how things have turned around for you in a moment of time! Learn to trust the Spirit of God to lead and guide you in life. He knows how to make something beautiful out of your life, and restore the wasted years-the wasted time, resources, money etc.
Perhaps on your job you were given an assignment and you wasted the resources assigned to you; or maybe you’re a student, and you’ve wasted so much time at the expense of your studies; relax! You can trust the Holy Spirit to restore all that you’ve lost! He can do it, and He will if only you’ll call on Him! If any of these describes your situation, say, “Holy Spirit, I’m sorry I messed things up, but I ask you to come to my aid and restore to me that which I have lost! I receive that divine restoration now; in Jesus’ Name.”
Now, act like someone who has received the answer to that prayer, and launch out in faith, trusting the Lord who specializes in restoring wasted years.
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Dear Lord, I rejoice to know that you are more than able to restore to me the things I have lost over the years, knowing that nothing is irredeemable, for you’re the restorer of all things! Therefore I’m not behind in life, as the Holy Spirit living in me gives me the wisdom and understanding to put things right, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Job 42:10; Psalm 126:1-3; 2Chronicles 25:9