There is great joy when we receive restoration; A person with cataracts removed from her eyes exhibits the joy of seeing again.
Job 1:1 says Job loved God. He was a prayerful and wealthy man. God blessed him on every side, but he had to fight a great battle (Job 1:13-22). We often wonder why problems still appear on our doorsteps even though we are sincere and loyal Christians. Yes, it is because we have an adversary (the accuser – Job 1:6)) who does not want us to be happy in Christ, thereby taunting us. However, we glorify our God of possibilities, who remains faithful to deliver us at all times. I hear the word of God in Psalm 30:5, which says, “weeping may last for the night; joy is coming in the morning.”
Though Job was challenged with horrible situations, Job trusted the Lord and worshipped (Job 1:20) Him through it all. In Job 42:10-17 the Lord restored him and gave him twice of all that he lost, and even more. All people now began to bless him. The Lord blessed him beyond what he had before. God lifted him above his accusers. This is what we call ‘beyond restoration.’
I hear the word of God saying, “And though you started with little, you will end with much.” (Job 8:7 NLT)
Concerning this church, I hear the word of the Lord saying in Haggai 2:9, “The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts.”
Who declared this, is it not the Lord? When God says something, is it not believable? Yes, the word of God is credible. We are talking about God restoring you beyond your former state.
The three Hebrew boys trusted God in the heat of their trouble (Daniel 3:8-25 & 4:1-3). They were not only brought out of the fiery furnace, they became famous, and their God was proclaimed the only God to be served by all people.
Hallelujah, your ‘beyond restoration’ experience is starting now in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, help me to stand firmly and persevere in you in times of trouble
- Every longtime battle must come to an end.
- Lord, let my latter days be greater than my beginning.