How God Restores Wasted Years

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God has promised to restore the wasted years of all who come to him. He restores the prosperity of an individual after some years of setbacks and disappointment (Joel 2:25-26).

God restores for the everlasting joy of his people (Isaiah 61:7). Weeping may endure in the night but joy comes in the morning. The joy he gives at restoration outweighs the trials of the past.

God keeps his word. He restores to fulfill his promise. He has promised to give an expected end to all who trust in him. He is patient in fulfilling his promise but never fails (Jeremiah 29:11).

He restores to recover all that the enemy stole to give his people his promised rest (Matthew 11:28).

God restores wasted years after a short period of storm and turbulence. Storm and trial are the moments we are easily tempted to give up, but you should persevere because it is only for a while. God will establish and settle at the end of it all (1 Peter 5:10).

He did it with Job, who experienced trials and disappointment for a while. He remained faithful to God, and he restored all he lost (Job 42:10). 

God restores wasted years after repentance (Acts 3:19-21). The restoration may not happen immediately after repentance. God works with time. He is not a magician. A new convert is like a house under renovation and the renovation of a house will take some time to complete. He will take the new believer through some processes that will take some time.

God restores wasted years after persevering prayer (Isaiah 40:31). The barriers to restoration are broken by prayer. Inconsistent prayer life will do little or nothing. Consistency in prayer is needed to experience breakthrough and full restoration.

God said his people should humble themselves and pray (2 Chronicles 7:14). Humility is also important for restoration. God resists the proud and gives more grace to the humble. The grace that is given helps the humble in the restoration of wasted times and years (James 4:6).

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