Job 42:10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.
Deuteronomy 30:3 ESV “then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.”
Today God wants you to know that God will give you back better than what you lost. God will never leave you empty. He will replace everything you lost. If He asks you to put something down, it’s because He wants you to pick up something Greater!
Job didn’t understand why he had to suffer so much. So, throughout the book of Job, we see him expressing heartache and anger at the pain and suffering God was allowing. We also see evidence of his impatience regarding how long it was taking God to bring about restoration.
Yet through it all — and despite his human emotions — Job never doubted that full surrender and trust was necessary. In Job 1:21b he even says, “The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!” Despite his suffering, he trusted God’s will for his life and continued to praise Him. As a result, not only did Job’s faith soar, but his life did as well.
God gave Job a double portion of all he’d lost, restored his marriage and many relationships, gave him a new household of children and allowed him to live happily to a ripe old age.
Whether it’s our hearts, finances, relationships or lives that need mending, God always has a plan to heal and restore. Although I don’t know God’s exact plans for your future, I do know He is good, and I fully believe restoring your heart and your life is on His holy to-do list.