“Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion and so they will inherit a double portion in their land and everlasting joy will be theirs.” (Isaiah 61:7 NKJ)
“After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.” (Job 42:10 NKJ)
The definition of restoration according to google is, “The action of returning something to a former owner, place or condition.”
I was thinking yesterday morning, yes, I know that could be dangerous. But the word restoration popped in my fuzzy brain.
I did say it was morning. I knew what it meant in the natural but what was the biblical meaning? So I started searching. According to World View website, the biblical meaning is, “To receive back more than has been lost, to the point where the final state is greater than the original condition.”
That means that someone or something is improved beyond measure.
Think about Job. He was a prosperous man. The devil took everything away from him but Job continued to praise God. The devil threw everything he had at Job. But yet Job stayed true to God. And God rewarded him with twice as much as he had before. God restored to Job more than the devil took away. I’m sure it must have been hard to keep worshiping God after He allowed him to lose everything. But Job did.
I want to be like Job. I want to keep praising God even if I were to lose everything. But here is my thought. If I have God, and I do, then I have everything I need. I don’t have to worry about losing everything because God will restore it and then some.
Restoration doesn’t just mean things. It could be relationships too. Maybe you have a relationship that needs restored. God can do that too. Just cry out to Him. He is waiting to hear from you.
Have a blessed day everyone.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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