There is no situation or life that God cannot fully restore! No matter how far you think you have fallen away from God or how bad you think your situation has become, God has the power and the desire to see you fully restored. Jesus said in John 10:10 that the thief (the devil) comes to steal, kill and destroy, but that He (Jesus) came to give us an abundant life.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Through Jesus’ sacrifice, all things are made possible for us. The Bible makes it clear that He paid the price for all our sins (Romans 4:25) and made us righteous in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus became a curse for us so that we can live curse free lives (Galatians 3:13). These truths apply to us all, without exception. The devil loves to make us think, that our situation is the one that is too difficult for Jesus to fix, the one exception to the rule. Don’t let the devil fool you! Let God work in your life and restore what the devil has stolen.
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame.
The scripture above from Joel shows us that God was in the restoring business, even before Jesus died on the cross. He spoke to Israel here who where in covenant with Him according to the covenant of Moses. How much more will God restore us who are under the far better New Covenant? In Jesus we have an even better covenant with better promises than they had (Hebrews 8:6)!
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
Look at the promises from Psalms 103:1-5
Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
- Who forgives all your iniquities,
- Who heals all your diseases,
- Who redeems your life from destruction,
- Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies,
- Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
God loves you and wants only good things for you. He has a purpose for your life and it is good. Turn to God and let Him heal you and restore you. It is never too late for God to change things. There is no sin too large for God to forgive or any situation to difficult for Him to fix!
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.