Restoring the Lost Years
Today’s reading: Hosea 12:1-Joel 2:27
My selection: Joel 2:25
25 I will restore to you the years
that the swarming locust has eaten,
the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter,
my great army, which I sent among you.
My reflections: The same God who sent the locust plague on His people also promised to reverse the impact of that plague if His people would repent and turn back to Him. God is not time-bound as is man. He can restore what was lost.
My challenge: Never say, “I have sinned beyond restoration. There is no hope for me.” God is able to restore the years that the locusts ate. It is always best to repent, believe in Him, and to return to His ways. He is able to restore the most wasted life. It is never too late for God to redeem you and give you back the lost years.
Tomorrow’s reading: Joel 2:28-Amos 4:13