12 Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope;
even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.
Zechariah 9:12 NIV
25 “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.
Joel 2:25 NIV
I know, I remember hearing promises like that in God’s word. I can’t remember if I read it, or if I heard a Pastor say it, but I do remember hearing the promise that God would restore twice as much as you lost to those who hope in Him. During my times of testing last year, I held on to that promise.
So remember yesterday I wrote an article about a dream of mine that came true, well, that’s not the only dream that came true for my family within the last two months. So far, these fulfilled dreams are just the smaller dreams among a mountain of dreams big and small for my family, nevertheless, like I said in my quote yesterday, a dream come true is the best dream of all.
Since my husband and I have been married for the last seven years, he’s wanted a family piano, but of course we couldn’t afford it at this point in our lives. Guess what? We got one yesterday and we didn’t have to do a thing for it, just know the right people at the right time; someone who thought about us when his job required him to throw away a perfectly good piano. Isn’t that awesome? No, it’s God!
For the last four Christmases, my husband and I were wishing we had a train to run under our Christmas tree. Last Christmas, special friends got us one.
So even though, Zachariah 9:12 or Joel 2:25, are promises that aren’t directly meant for us. I hold those promises true to my heart. God does restore double what has been lost.
Though there is nothing in heaven or earth that could replace the loss of my son. I believe that the joy I lost in 2011 will be restored many times over in 2012.