22 April 2012


I was quietly sitting at the back of the Hall this afternoon (my children were in Band practice) when I came across the following passage from Joel - the verse was emailed to me this morning...

Joel 2:25 (NIV)
"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."

Funny, that. These words leapt out of the screen I had in front of me - that's always a good sign. I've been pondering these words for the rest of the afternoon, and read a lot about the prophet Joel in the process! And about my Father in heaven...

You see, try as we might, we definitely can't make up for those years where things went all wrong, when we got it all wrong, when we made the wrong choices. We can't put it right. No, actually it's the other way around. We can't out-give God. Follow His way, and He will make it right - all those years that your assets were eroded, your strength sapped, your happiness eaten away. 

And then this evening I got the following quotation sent to me - a quote from the late David Wilkerson:
"God has not forgotten you. He knows exactly where you are, what you are going through right now...He is wanting us right now to believe He is working all things out for our good. So quit trying to work everything out, stop worrying, stop doubting our Lord. The answer is coming. God has not shut His ear. You will reap in due season, if you faint not."


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