“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.” Joel 2:25, NKJV
Ugunda, in today’s Scripture, the Israelites had planted and labored over their crops, but for years at harvest time swarms of locusts came in, like a mighty army, and ate up all the crops. We’ve all been through seasons in life where it feels like we’ve lost time. Perhaps it’s the years lost in a relationship that didn’t work out, or the years of struggle with an illness or an addiction. Or it’s the years we let fear and opposition hold us back from pursuing our dreams. Maybe we weren’t raised in a healthy environment, and it feels like we lost our childhood and can never get it back. But God says He will restore those years to you.
While it’s true in the natural that we can’t get time back, we serve a supernatural God who knows how to make up for lost time. He’s not going to just restore the years you lost. He promises you abundance of joy, an overflow of peace, and more than enough resources for what should have been yours.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that nothing is too hard for You to work out in my life, not even the time I’ve lost in the past for many different reasons. Thank You that You work in ways so far beyond anything I can think or imagine. Help me believe that You will restore what I’ve lost. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”