Today's Word is coming from Joel 2:25-26 NKJV
25."So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
26. 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.
As the year is coming to an end and its holiday time, it may also be reflection time. For some, you may have had goals or dreams that had to be accomplished before the end of 2022 and it's now December and you are wondering where did the time go! The above Scripture speaks of the restorative nature of God. He restores our lost time that was stolen by the enemy. You may have lost time grieving a loved one, unemployed, nursing a disease or a loved one who was sick, but God says in His Word above that you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied (Joel 2:26). And at that time, you won't even remember the 'lost time'. Friend, let's believe God for those areas of your life that need restoration, submit them to Him and I trust your faith in God will never put you to shame.
Prayer: Heavenly Father we thank you for the gift of life and protection over our lives and our loved ones. We thank you that as 2022 may be coming to an end, our lives are still progressing with Your grace and Your love for us that transcends time. We submit every thought, plan and desires of our hearts into your loving hands that may not have come to fruition. May Your will and purpose in our lives prevail. We thank you for restoration and redeeming the time not only before the end of this year but also in the coming years. We are grateful that You always have bigger plans for us and with You on our side, everything is ultimately working out for our good In the Name of Jesus Christ.
I'll end with this Scripture that highlights God's character that is full of integrity and love for us. It's found in 2 Timothy 2:13 NKJV
If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.