You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to shame.
Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
Many of us have lost precious things over the years. Lost time, lost relationships, lost houses, lost loved ones, we could all make a list. Some of these things have been lost because of bad choices we have made, some because of sinful lifestyles, and others simply because we live in an imperfect world with trouble everywhere. The good news is that there is recovery and restoration available to us in Christ. Dick Mills has some awesome thoughts about this, check it out.
1. Restored physical soundness (Jer. 30:17.): We are told by doctors that some ailments leave people with no hope of recovery. This word from the Lord says that lost health can be regained.
2. Restored happiness (Ps. 51:12.): Upon confession of wrongdoing and receipt of God’s forgiveness, joy returns to the soul. If you have lost your joy, search your heart to see if there is something you need to confess and repent of.
3. Restored paths (Is. 28:12.): During times of spiritual declension, the path of service is not always easily discerned. When revival comes, the plan leading home to the Father’s house is always clear.
4. Restored life (Ruth 4:15.): Here is a promise of rejuvenation despite the aging process. The Lord promises us that our youth shall be renewed like the eagle’s. (Ps. 103:5.)
If you have been discouraged over past losses and failures, this is good news. There is recovery and restoration available for you in the Lord. Your time of recovery can begin today. How can that happen? As soon as you call, He will answer. He is here now, drawing you to a new beginning. Actually, He is drawing you to Himself.