I have been mulling this year's word around in my mind for a while, waiting to see if God would just lay it on my heart. And then, Ashton actually was blessed by a sweet card from a family friend who gave her this verse. When I read it, I almost cried. She needed it, and I needed it. And so here it is-
Joel 2:25- "I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten..."
So the word I am clinging to this year is-
Do you need restoration?
It is one of God's promises so you can bet you can receive it!
There are many that are hurting. How do I know? Because during a time of great hurt, I had so many people reach out to us. People who were hurting themselves on so many different levels. People who had experienced a year of heartache, or loss, or tragedy, or depression, or loneliness. We live in a hurting world, and while sad, it is a reminder that we are never alone. We have friends who encourage us, brothers and sisters in Christ who surround us, and a God who loves us and WILL restore!
May you, too, receive and experience that RESTORATION in 2017!
Happy New Year!