I'm sure most of us look back through the years and wish we could have slowed the wheels of time during certain seasons of life. God is a Spirit, He is eternal! God created time for us to exist in until we are transported into eternity. Every passing day has 24 hours but yet some seem longer than other days while some seem to travel at the speed of light. There are varied reasons as to why our feelings are associated with time, some of which have to do with our choices, mistakes, regrets, memories both good and bad!! We wish we could turn back time and have a re-do but we also have some days we wish would never end!! Well, here is the good news, God can "restore the years"! I'm not sure how He can do this amazing miracle but God can do anything with time that He chooses because He created it as a gift to us. If the bubble of time didn't exist we wouldn't be here but it does exist and we are here... The question is, have we "redeemed the time" as commanded in scripture. What we did yesterday has a profound effect on our today, yes the actions of the last decade with sway the next decade of our life. There is really no way we can honestly and truthfully know in fullness what reactions we would have today if we could go back and change some things but we still know that we didn't get it all correct the first time around!! The problem with time is, its like money, you can spend it any way you want to but you only get to spend it once!! We should shop wisely because whatever we purchase will be starring us in the face every time we open the door to our storage room of life. We can't go back and re-do our lives but GOD CAN RESTORE THE YEARS!!
"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."(Joel 2:25-26 KJV)
The Hebrew meaning of the word "restore" is to make amends, to complete, to bring peace to whatever we lost or missed out on during those years that haunt us day and night. It is not over until God says it's over or we quit believing that God can make it right..... Don't ever give up on God because He will never give up on you!!
Scott L. Boatner