God: restorer of the breach; giver of spoils; able to overturn, overturn, overturn
Joel 2: 24-26 (KJV) “And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. 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. 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”.
A lot of people in this country have faced tumultuous times and stressful upheaval in their lives as the country have gone through varying levels of readjustments if that is the accurate word to call it; but for many of us who have made it through the depression and different financial crisis know that God is nothing if not present in our time of need.
Some of us have had to exhaust savings, and all the different types of names associated to our retirement funding; yet we still believe in God. The thing is: even though the rivers may flood, the seas crash their waves upon the shores; even though the lightning strikes close to my glass door and ricochet upon the tiled platforms, we still believe in our God.
For He has promised that in the time of lack, I shall not want; when the world is in need my barns shall be full; although there is a definitive and outstanding depletion of the world’s treasury, the oil will flow from my kitchen. And in that sense, I still believe.
This promise is not for the faint hearted, for one year with us are a thousand in the eyes of God and He still works it out in a fine way. For some of us, the promise is taking long to come into fruition because our meal is a steak and not a hamburger and this takes more finesse, more maneuvering, just a tad bit more seasoning; and it definitely needs to marinate in its juices.
My friend, those insects which have invaded your promise and have eroded your nest eggs; creating a deficit in your life versus a surplus, will soon be aware of the awesome power of your God. He builds and no man can destroy; he opens and no one can close; he pours and is the one to say cease; start believing again in your God.
So get ready to say goodbye to the caterpillars, parasites, canker and palmer worms; tell them their time is up in your storehouse, because your time of refreshing is upon you.
Somebody needs to get crazy with those praises and thanks.
Trivia: He had no shame in letting loose with tears as he was overcome with emotions. Who is this?