“And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.”
Sometimes in this life, we reach a point where we just feel burnt out: tired from caring for the family, tired of going above and beyond for others when it’s not reciprocated, exhausted from every part of life. I can assure you that I’ve been there. Just as we get tired in the natural, we can also grow exhausted and weary in our walk with Christ. We can get so comfortable with how things have been that we fall into a routine and can’t see a way out of that…and that can be draining. The weights of life can weigh heavily on us as we are pressing forward in Christ, and if we’re honest, sometimes it can make us feel like not going on. When that happens, know that a restoration is needed. Our focus needs to be restored, our joy, our peace, our souls purpose needs to be renewed.
The bible tells us that Christ is the source of living water that will refresh us (John 4:14). When we reach a place of depletion in our walk with Christ, we can find hope in the verse above, as it reminds us that sometimes God will send things to stir us, shake us or move us, but HE won’t leave us in that state. He will restore.
Today, I encourage you to turn to the Lord and bring every one of your weights to Him, knowing that He truly cares for you (1 peter 5:7). It’s become cliche, I know, but when we really ponder on the fact that He cares for us, we’ll understand that He takes on the provision to supply what’s necessary for our health, maintenance, protection, and well-being. Know that you are on the mind of Christ, and that He has you- and your life- in the palm of His hand. He has already purposed you to prosper (3 John 2); He has already prepared you, and He shall position you. Though you may feel that life has taken the best of you and Satan took the rest of you, I believe that God is going to re-invest in you! He’s going to re position you to excel and will put you in a position of power and authority over the things that once had power over you (Luke 10:19)!
Despise not where you are, for God is in the midst of you, and you shall not fail- just as Psalm 46:5 says! Remember, God did not bring you this far to leave you in this state. “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you”.
Beloved, restoration is coming, and it is for you!♥