Joel 2:25 NKJV “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten”
Has a situation aroused within your relationship that caused you and your spouse to part ways? Did you and your sibling have an argument that caused a rift in your relationship? Did a generational curse break up your family? Perhaps a misunderstanding unexpectedly ended a friendship? No matter the person or the situation that caused years to be lost, God can and will restore the relationship.
About 3 months ago, my dad heard from a family friend that his brother was back in the hospital. He called and asked me to verify if it was true, as he and his brother hadn’t spoken in 8 years. I reached out to my cousin and informed her of what my dad was told. She was not aware of her dads whereabouts, because she hadn’t heard from him in a couple of weeks. A few days later, my cousin confirmed the information that was relayed to my dad. She found out from my uncle’s doctor that he didn’t have much time left on this earth and suggested that love ones spend time with him before he transitioned. Immediately, I let my dad know and he told me that he was booking a ticket and coming to New Jersey within the next couple of days. My mother and I had gone to the hospital to spend time my uncle, and I knew I had to prepare him for the arrival of my dad.
On the day of my father’s arrival, I remember fasting, interceding, and praying on behalf of him and my uncle for them to reconcile and make amends. When my mother, father, and I walked into the hospital room, the look on my Uncle’s face was priceless when he saw my dad. My dad and uncle shared an intimate moment that was unparalleled. The siblings cried, hugged, forgave each other, and picked up where they left off. My heart was rejoicing because God heard and answered my prayers. Before we left the hospital, my aunt suggested that I read a conversation from my book because my uncle loved it. After I read, I was appointed to be my family’s prayer warrior. On January 30, 2019 as I led my family in prayer, we experienced God in a new way. It was not only the first time that we prayed as a family (my dad, mom, aunt, uncle, and cousin), but it was the first time in my life that I experienced praying with my parents. God received all the glory that night for He was doing a new thing for my family.
Over the course of the past 2 months, God became the foundation in our family. We prayed together, read conversations from my book, believed God for a miracle despite the doctors report, and formed a new bond. Even though on March 31, 2019 the Lord called my uncle home (RIP Uncle Robert aka Bobby Mac), God performed a miracle by restoring the 8 years that were lost in a matter of 2 months. What the enemy meant for evil, God made up for it and used it for our good. God ordained my Uncle’s last days to be the catalyst to restore and bring the family back together.
God’s will always prevails no matter the plot, trick, or scheme the enemy tries to orchestrate. Maybe you can relate or are currently praying for God to restore a relationship with a sibling, a significant other, a family member, or even a friend. When its God’s divine will and purpose no situation or circumstance can keep God from restoring the years lost or the relationship. God will not only restore the years, but He will make the relationship better than before because God is the center piece.