Unlimited: God Will Repay What You Have Lost
Sep 22, 2021 1093
I will repay you for what the locusts have eaten (Joel 2:25,ESV).
Plagues of locusts were terrifying to people in Bible times. After the locusts had passed, every green thing has disappeared. There would be no more food until next year, if you could survive that long.
Locusts still cause devastation, but the locusts of our day are the things that take away our security and our hope. These are the things that make us feel helpless and aimless. I’m sure that you have locusts in your life.
If there are things you have lost in your life, the Lord is the great Repayer and the great Restorer. He will repay you for everything you have lost – what the locusts have eaten.
As a follower of Jesus, your life shouldn’t be defined by the locusts, but rather by your faith in Jesus Christ.
God will repay what the locusts have eaten, what you have lost.
The locusts in this life can take away your money, your reputation, your family, even seemingly your dignity. But if you trust in the Lord, everything that has been taken away from you will be repaid to you many times over.
How can you know? What security has God offered up? He pledged his life to it. He has already paid in full.
You receive it by faith today, and you receive it in substance in the Kingdom made new – where there will never be any more locusts. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Reflection: What is something that you have lost that has caused you great pain? Do you believe that the Lord can restore this to you, or repay you in some way? Are you willing to trust him to do it?