Joel 2:25 (ESV): "25  I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you."

God is the God of restoration and peace. He can redeem any situation and make it far better than ever before for He is Almighty! Trust in no one else, look to no one else. Only He is worthy of our hope and faith.

After God promised the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus through Joel in verses 1-17 of chapter 2, He has compassion and pity upon the people of Israel. He promises them prosperity and abundant harvests. He will restore what the locust have destroyed if the nation will turn to Him and turn from their idols. Notice the phrase "which I sent among you." He sent the locust upon the land as a form of chastisement. He will also restore all that they have destroyed when the people turn back to Him.

What are you doing with the Lord these days Christian? Are you playing games with Him, seeing how much you can get away with? Listen, God is incredibly patient but not forever. He will chastise you if you don't turn from your sin. He wants to restore that which sin has destroyed in your life but he needs your whole heart. Don't play games, surrender to the Father and He will do amazing things in your life. Amen?

Father, thank You for forgiving and restoring us when we mess up. Take our lives and use them for Your utmost glory we pray in Jesus' name, amen!