My bible readings this week are based on Joel and today I read:
Joel 2:25- I, the Lord your God, will make up for the losses caused by those swarms and swarms of locusts I sent to attack you
Restoring the years the locusts have eaten is a reality to me. This verse which was given to me very early on in my walk with God has come to mean so much to me. It is a promise I hold dear, a promise from God which I can see him answering over and over again. God is faithful and good, he bears no grudges and will use each and every one of us as we desire to draw close to him, regardless of how our years may have been wasted.
I made some mistakes, I left it quite late to fess up and speak to God, I’d made some bad choices, listened to wrong voices, my track record was not something to be proud of, but as I laid it all on the ground at the foot of the Cross, I received a promise that affected me profusely, I will restore those years, the years where you were fearful, angry, tearful, those days of hurt and sorrow, of wishing that tomorrow would never come, I vow that from now on as you draw close to me, have faith in who I made you to be, you will be restored. Restoration, healing, a pledge that you are my new creation, nothing you have gone through will ever be wasted, let me do this new thing in you, love me and let me love you, let it go and I will show you all that I have planned for you, acceleration as you spend your time in worship and adoration, rapid growth as you soak in my presence, blessings upon blessings as you confess your sins and repent, the life you dreamt of a reality, perfect peace and harmony, knowing who you’re meant to be, living life expectantly