When we experience loss, pain or suffering in our lives, sometimes it’s the result of other people’s actions and sometimes it’s the result of our own behavior and attitudes. In Joel, the children of Israel had turned away from God.As a result of their poor choices and sin, they suffered a locust plague that destroyed everything in the land. The suffering Israel was going through was the result of their own sin. But this is how amazing God’s goodness is. Even though it was their own fault, God still promised to restore everything that was lost.
There was one main key to this restoration. Joel 2:13 “Rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents from punishing.”
When we turn our hearts to God, He releases His supernatural restoration in our lives. Even if we are suffering the consequences of our own bad choices, when our heart is submitted to God, He moves in and in His amazing love and goodness restores every lost moment. God is so big that even if He has to add extra years onto your life, He can do that. And the glory of your latter years will be greater than your former! Get ready to see restoration on every level.
Restoration of your heart, mind, soul, emotions, physical body, relationships, family, and years that may have been wasted is happening. God is restoring them back to you! It’s a season of supernatural restoration as you give every area of your life, past, present and future, to God.
“God, I turn my whole heart towards You. I submit every area of my life to you and repent of any sin or bad choices I have made. I give you my life and my heart completely. Create in me a clean and pure heart. I pray that you would restore every lost year and lost moment in my life. May your extravagant goodness be revealed in and through me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”