I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.
–Joel 2:25 NKJV
Sometimes life will throw us a “curve ball.” Depending on where we are in life, we might be able to dodge that curve ball—sometimes we may not. That curve ball can hit us smack dab between the eyes and can bring us down to a place of hopelessness and despair.
My friend, let not hopelessness and despair overtake you. Know that our God has told us, “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Joshua 1:5 NIV). He tells us, “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’” (Isaiah 41:13 NKJV). Cling to these words with all your heart and might, for these are promises from God for you and for me.
It doesn’t matter what situation you find yourself in at this precise moment. He has told you that He will “restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten.” Get up and dust yourself off from all that is keeping you down. Raise your head high for you are a child of the God Most High, and He will give you complete restoration.
- Holy Spirit, empower me with the fullness of Your strength to stand firm and trust in Your promises.
- Help me to stay focused on You always, Lord.