Unlimited: God Will Repay What You Have Lost
Jan 24, 2020 1318
I will repay you for what the locusts have eaten (Joel 2:25 ESV).
Plagues of locusts were terrifying to people in Bible times. After the locusts had passed, every green thing had disappeared. There would be no more food until next year, if you could survive that long.
Locusts still cause devastation, they can be real or symbolic. Our own ‘locusts’ are the things that take away our security and our hope. They are the things that make us feel helpless and aimless. I’m sure that you have locusts in your life.
If there are things you have lost in your life, the Lord is the great Repayer and the great Restorer. He will repay you for everything you have lost – everything eaten by the locusts.
As a follower of Jesus, your life shouldn’t be defined by the locusts, but rather by your faith in Jesus Christ.
The locusts in this life can take away your money, your reputation, your family, even seemingly your dignity. But if you trust in the Lord, everything that has been taken away from you will be repaid to you many times over.
How can you know? What security has God offered up? He pledged his life to it. He has already paid in full.
You receive it by faith today, and you receive it in substance in the Kingdom made new – where there will never be any more locusts.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: What is something that you have lost that has caused you great pain? Do you believe that the Lord can restore this to you, or repay you in some way? Are you willing to trust him to do it?