The Lord will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and have ruined their vines. Nahum 2:2
Over time there have been places that have been destroyed by various events that have occurred. Some have been by natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados and floods. Others have been destroyed by people in violence or war. These have occurred on small individual levels, all the way up to national levels.
Some of those places destroyed have recovered everything with very little sign of what had happened. Others have recovered with many battle scars and many have never fully recovered.
As God is getting ready to destroy Nineveh, He promises to restore the destruction done to Jacob. Everything the enemy had destroyed would be replaced.
The enemy, the Devil, is still out to steal, kill and destroy people. When a person becomes a believer, the enemy will come in to try and stop him and destroy him in whatever means possible.
Most people think about the physical things that they lose, but there are greater things that are often lost in battles. Some of these things are peace, joy, comfort, time and love.
Jesus came to give people abundant life, a life overflowing with God’s love, joy and peace. Each time the enemy comes against a believer, he must remember that God will cause him to win in the end if he continues to follow and trust God. God will restore all that is lost, either in this world, or in heaven.
No matter what a believer has to give up or lose, more and greater things will be given in the end. The ultimate gift is eternal life in heaven. God restored Israel after complete destruction, so He can restore anyone or anything.
As you walk with God, you may have lost some things in the battle. Do not worry or give up. Keep trusting in God, the war is not over yet. God will help you win in the end.
Everything of value that you have lost in the battle against sin and your walk with God will be restored at its proper time. Do not give up on God, but keep trusting Him, looking forward to His return and restoration of all things.
I pray today that you know Jesus as your Savior; that you see God’s hand of restoration; that you will trust God in the battle for your life; and that you will know God’s peace.