(Psalm 71:20–21, NLT)
YOU have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but…YOU will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again.
We all face setbacks in life that we don’t understand. When we go through loss and disappointment, it’s easy to get discouraged and think that’s the way it’s always going to be. But our GOD is a GOD of restoration. HE doesn’t keep us from every challenge. But in today’s SCRIPTURE, HE promises that although HE allows us to go through hardships, HE will pay us back for the wrongs and restore what was taken away. The suffering is a setup, not to make you miserable but to restore you to greater honor. GOD never brings you out the same. HE makes the enemy pay for bringing the trouble. When you’re in tough times, remind yourself that the loneliness, the bad break, or the anxiety is not how your story ends. Greater is coming–greater joy, greater strength, greater relationships. The setback in your finances didn’t stop your purpose. Greater opportunities are coming. Greater favor. Greater influence. The enemy meant it for your harm; GOD is turning it to your advantage.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
FATHER, thank YOU that there is a purpose for whatever hardship comes my way, and YOU only allow what YOU know will work for my good. Thank YOU that YOU are a GOD of restoration and that greater is coming–greater honor, joy, and opportunities. I believe that YOU will turn it to my advantage. In JESUS’ Name, Amen.