November 26, Faith to Replace
Today’s reading: Psalms 126-130
“Restore our fortunes, Lord,
like streams in the Negev” - Psalm 126:4.
It is common to experience loss in life due to its fragile nature. The good news is that God is with you in those times of loss, and He is able to restore what was lost in His own way that is also meaningful to you. For example, you can lose a business but start another one consulting with people about how not to lose a business! You can lose a relationship only to have the Lord replace that loss by giving you other relationships to take its place. God is a God of restoration, replacing what was lost as He promised His people:
I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed (Joel 2:25-26).
Have you experienced some loss recently or in the past? Have you allowed yourself to mourn that loss? Is it time to stop mourning, and begin praying that God will “restore your fortunes”? Can you have faith and hope that God will replace what was lost, and perhaps even increase today what was lost yesterday?