THE WORD SIROCCO
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Theme : Purpose
Topic : Restoration
11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
12 So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
God does not deliver a person and leave the fellow in the same state he found him or her, but takes the person out of the miry clay which held the person down, sets him or her on a solid rock, and establishes their goings (Psalm 40:2). God turned again the captivity of Job, and his latter end was greater than his beginning.
God gave Job twice as much as he had before his crisis. People came to him with money and gold. That is how God restores us – favour with God and man. Those who despised Job came to eat with him. His friends who faulted and verbally abused him, came back and received counsel and prayer from him. God did not leave Job in the state He found him – He elevated him.
Whatever happened to you did not just take you down, but was the platform upon which God will restore unto you a double of all you lost. A negative state is not the end of your story. Weeping only lasts for a night but joy comes in the morning. God has prepared a table for you to host those who despised you.
1. Pray that God will open your spirit to see the joy of tomorrow.
2. Pray also for the strength to thank God even when things are seemingly difficult.
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