Joel 2:12, 25-26 - “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning… I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten… and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you.”
Today we are believing for restoration in the areas of our heart and life that need it. Whatever the enemy has tried to take away from you, God wants to restore it.
To ‘restore’ literally means to bring back, return, and recover, put back in order, and to adjust back together.
To be restored is to be brought back to the right place.
For something to be restored, then it must have previously died or been destroyed or wasted away. Have you got any areas that feel like that in your life today?
God has been in the business of restoration since Adam and Eve, and in the Bible, stories of restoration are in abundance. We see right throughout the Word that when something is restored by God, it is always better than it was to begin with.
Then we look to Jesus - He was, and is, in the business of restoring people. He restored the health and well-being of countless people in Israel. He desired to restore sinners and lepers back to society. Freedom was restored to the demon-possessed as they were set free by the power of his word. After his death and resurrection, millions and millions of people from all tribes and tongues and nations have been restored to a relationship with their Creator. Families have been restored, broken marriages have been mended, many have experienced financial restoration, and emotionally wounded people have experienced the restoring power of the Holy Spirit.
Whether it’s our hearts, finances, relationships or lives that need mending, God always has a plan to heal and restore.
Here is a promise to hold on to:
1 Peter 5:10 - “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
God wants to restore your health.
God wants to restore your sleep.
God wants to restore your relationships.
God wants to restore your vision.
God wants to restore your hope.
God wants to restore your confidence.
God wants to restore your joy and passion for life.
God wants to restore losses and pain you have endured through the pandemic.
Believe Him for the restoration of these things, and more.
What the enemy meant for harm, Jesus will restore it and use it for good.
Genesis 50:20 – “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
God lives outside time, and can supernaturally restore to you all the wasted time you have spent in fear, worry, doubt, guilt, condemnation, sickness, and bondage. Whether it was your own choices, or things outside of your control – God can restore it.
God wants you to receive everything Jesus paid the price for, and He wants you to recover everything that you have lost.
Don’t be afraid if there is an area of your life that is under attack. You don’t have to accept defeat. You don’t have to live in despair. Don’t stop believing in God’s deep concern or the hope of His deliverance. God wants you to rest in Him and humbly look to Him for your supply and restoration.
His plan to is to redeem your life totally and completely. His plan is to renew your joy every morning as you place your hope and trust in Him alone.
Psalm 51:12 TPT - “Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me.”
Psalm 51:12 - “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”