As we view the chaos in today's world, we may feel that there is no possibility for positive change.
Yet we know that there are good Samaritans interacting with others every day.
Joel 2:25-26 gives us a glimpse of the past and the future:
“Then I will repay you for the years that the mature locusts, the adult locusts, the grasshoppers,
and the young locusts ate your crops. (They are the large army that I sent against you).
You will have plenty to eat, and you will be full. You will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has performed miracles for you. My people will never be ashamed again.
The Israelites received recompense for their disobedience through insects invading their crops for multiple years. God promised restoration after chastisement. He was showing His mercy. This can be encouraging to us today. Why? We get a chance to acknowledge His power and strength.
What types of restoration are needed in our time?
Our self-esteem can be enhanced.
Our relationships can be rekindled.
Our sense of personal safety can be restored.
Our belief systems can be renewed.
Our food and water sources can be renewed based on climate changes.
Restoration implies that there will be a correction of what is broken, disjointed, and in peril. Only God has the power to paint a brilliant landscape after the locusts passed through the land. Let us ask for His help in these hours.
Calls to Action:
Seek God's wisdom for areas that need improvement in your life.
Pray for our children's safety every day.
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