Joel 2:25-26 (NIV®)
“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten... You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you.”
One of the persistent promises of Scripture is that God is a God of restoration. But when you’re in a season when locusts seem to be devouring everything in sight, it can be difficult to remember that He has promised to repay for what has been lost. And frankly, why do we have to deal with locusts anyway? Maybe one day I will know that answer in full, but during the times I am swatting at locusts I must make a conscious decision to trust Him to keep His promises and praise Him for what He will do in the future. When we go through those seasons we have a choice of whether to let doubt and resentment or faith and hope become the dominant thoughts that influence our lives. Let’s trust Him to restore what has been lost and wait patiently to see the ways He will provide for us.
THINK ABOUT IT
Have you ever experienced seasons “the locusts have eaten”? How did God restore what was lost? Did you grow in spiritual maturity during that time?
Heavenly Father, You are my provider. I will trust in You, and my confidence will not be shaken by the situations in my life. I will praise Your name and remember all the wonders You have worked for me. Thank You for loving me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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