Joel 2:25 NKJV “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten…”
There are times in life when we go through circumstances that rob us of substance, material, emotions, loved ones etc. In these types of situation, we feel that it’s impossible to get what has been lost. What we need to do is to remember the truth of God’s word and agree with it. It makes no logical sense that Job was restored despite all he lost, however, the Bible says, “And the Lord restored Job’s losses…Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning” (Job 42:10,12). While you may not understand it, you should believe it.
God is above time, and there is no impossibility with Him. Something else that we must know is that it is not God’s will to be robbed. The devil is the thief and he is the one that steals, kills and destroys, but God’s will is for abundance (John 10:10). Despite all that has been stolen, God says “I will restore you the lost years”, you have every right to demand restoration, and you have the name of Jesus- His authority- to enforce your rights in God. Proverbs 6:31 teaches us how to deal with the thief (the devil), we can demand a sevenfold restoration, and in the process, “he may be forced to give all the substance of his house”.
Too many times, when people get into these kind of tough situations, they begin to compare themselves to Job in the Bible, however despite all Job lost, the Bible says And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before (Job 42:10). If there’s anything you want to get from the story of Job, build your confidence in the fact that there’s restoration in God. Stand your ground in faith, make a demand based on the name of Jesus and choose to rejoice in the midst of tough times. Don’t let the devil steal your joy, because therein lies your strength for victory.
Scriptures to Meditate: Isa. 61:7, Job 42:10,12, Jer.30:17, Joh.10:10, Heb.6:10