I have been thinking today about how that God can restore what we have lost due to our sin. The Lord in the book of Joel had chastened the nation of Israel by sending locusts and other insects to destroy their crops. Israel had gotten away from the Lord and the Lord has caused them to experience great loss. The fruit of their labors have been destroyed due to their sin. I’m thankful that the Lord doesn’t let His children get away with sin but lovingly chastises them to bring them back to Him. I’m also thankful that God can restore that which we lost due to our sin. God later tells Israel in Joel 2:25, “I will restore to you the years that the locust have eaten.” Maybe there is someone out there that has made a mess of their lives. You have lost years unto sin and self-destructive choices. I’m happy to tell you that if you turn unto the Lord that He can restore to you the years that the locusts have eaten. Yes, the Lord has brought the locusts into your life. But, they were brought unto you so that you would see the error of your way and turn to the Lord. So then, the locusts have been used of God to correct you and to cause you to see that you will not prosper while walking away from Him. So, thank God for the locusts and turn to Him and He can restore that which they have eaten.