(KJV.) JOEL 2:25-26
(25) And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
(26) And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
CHEER UP, HELP IS UNDERWAY!
Brethren, the year 2016 was a successful year for many people; however, to others, the struggles of this life still continues into 2017; many are troubled with the cares of this world, such as unemployment, ailments, divorces, bankruptcies, sorrows, emotional and mental distresses; today, let us be encouraged to know that regardless of what may be our setbacks, there is hope in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; for he said, come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. cf. Matthew 11:28; therefore, let us lay our burdens upon his shoulders through prayers, trust him to take care of our issues, and give thanks to our Father, rejoice and be exceedingly glad, that we made into the year 2017, be happy!; Jesus has already taken control and solved all our problems by his grace; help is underway!
Prophet Joel said, if we show remorse for our shortcomings, pray, trust and believe in our Father through Jesus Christ; Jesus will restore all lost glories, the years that the locust, cankerworm, caterpillar and the palmerworm has eaten, the plagues brought upon our souls by the enemy with his permission; he will rebuke the devourer, take away distresses, worries, fears, and anxieties; turn them around, and bless our souls with his goodness, and mercies; there will be more than enough food to eat, and satisfy our hungry souls, and we will have good health and vitalities; therefore, let us appreciate his goodness and mercies, praise his holy name because of his amazing grace, for in this life, we will never be put to shame again in his grace. Amen!
Dearly beloved, our Father is a Father of restoration; he restored his beloved children from Pharaoh's bondage into the promised land, cf. the book of Exodus Daniel from the den of Lion's cf. Daniel 6; Job all his lost glory, book of Job 42:7-17; Jona from the belly of the fish, cf. Jonah 2:1-10; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the furnace of fires, cf. Daniel 3; King David to his throne, cf. 2 Samuel 19:9-43; etc., subsequently, Jesus had already restored those who are in him; for our Father shall wipe away all tears from our eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away forever and evermore. cf. Rev. 21:4; cheer up, help is underway! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Isaiah 25:1: O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.