Thursday 29 August, 2019
Restoration of fortunes
“When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy…” (Psalm 126:1-2, ESV)
Moments of gloom and darkness may strike a child of God but such moments will never be eternal. Sometimes the moments of dejection can really be to the extreme as it was with Job that it is easier to tag it ‘my problem’ that you cannot easily think of it coming to an end. When Apostle Peter was jailed by the ferocious Herod the king, although the church was fervently praying for him, they couldn’t believe it when Peter came knocking at the door, they told the young Rhoda that it was Peter’s ghost knocking.
Dear child of God, I would like to restate that no situation of hopelessness will override a child of God unless if you decide to slid off the hand of God on your own terms. The evening might come with all its sorrows but with God the morning will bring its joy. You only need to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10), then he will let your soar up with him above the storms.
Israel felt so much dejected that they thought their fortunes were lost forever to the point that even when God restored their fortunes, it was as though a dream. Later they were able to confidently sing; “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him” (Ps. 126:5-6).
Are you feeling dejected, desperate, hopeless, disheartened, anxious and frantic? I invite to trust in the LORD who restores fortunes; he will restore your fortunes that at the end of it, you will reap with joy. Do not be dismayed over the situations that tend to push you to misery, seek the LORD who restores fortunes.
Prayer: Dear LORD, in my distress help me to hold so firmly on you that at your appointed time, all my fortunes will be utterly restored in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Rev. Julius I. Tabi is a student of Doctor of Philosophy at Uganda Christian University were he also serves as the Dean of Students’ Affairs at the Arua Campus of the University. He is a Diocesan clergy at Church of Uganda, Ma’di and West Nile Diocese. Julius lives in the city of Arua, Northwest of Uganda with his wife Oliver and two sons Samuel and Shemuel. If this message has ministered to you, kindly share it out with your friends and family. You may contact Julius by completing the form below.