“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.”(Psalm 51:12 ESV)
“Instead of your shame, there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor, they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore, in their land, they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.”(Isaiah 61:7 ESV)
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”(1 Peter 5:10 ESV)
The biblical meaning of the word restoration “is to receive back more than has been lost to the point where the final state is greater than the original condition.” God isn’t looking to restore you to the exact point in which you were before you failed or the point you were at your weakest. God is looking to restore with MORE!
Repeatedly throughout the Bible, God blesses people for their faith and hardships by making up for their losses and giving them more than they previously had before. Now, if God did it for them, He will do it for us. He is no respector of persons. What God does for one He will do for another.
“Through God’s Grace He Will Restore. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” (1 Peter 5:10 NKJ)
That’s good news. God will restore to us what has been stolen, but the devil won’t go quietly. He doesn’t want to lose what he took from you.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10 ESV)
Thief. That’s the devil. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. And he has done a bang-up job of it. He has stolen a lot from me. But he has to return it to me.
We need to stand our ground against the devil. Tell him to leave. Use the blood and the name of Jesus.
Have a great day.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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