Thus He Did For Them

 

Joseph recognized
his brothers

who had done
him wrong

yet returned their money
in sacks of grain

and with provisions
sent them along.

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I can be merciful to those who’ve hurt me, for You are with me.

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“Then Joseph gave a command to fill their sacks with grain, to restore every man’s money to his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. Thus he did for them.”

Genesis 42:25 NKJV

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Prisoners Of Hope

 

You’ll no longer live
chained to fear

but hope’s prisoner you’ll
now be

as I restore double
and lift you up

as My banner of great
beauty.

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I am a prisoner of hope for You are with me.

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“Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope, even today I declare that I will restore double to you.”

“The LORD their God will save them in that day, as the flock of His people. For they shall be like the jewels of a crown, lifted like a banner over His land – “

“for how great is their goodness and how great their beauty.”

Zechariah 9:12,16,17. NKJV

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Wait For Me

 

Wait for Me
until I rise up

for then I will
restore

taking away your
prideful voices

so you can call on Me
in one accord.

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I can wait on You for You are with me.

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” ‘Therefore wait for Me,’ says the LORD, ‘until the day I rise up for plunder;’ “

“For I will restore to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one accord.”

“In that day you shall not be shamed for any of your deeds in which you transgress against Me, for then I will take away from your midst those who rejoice in your pride, and you shall no longer be haughty in My holy mountain.”

Zephaniah 3:8,9,11. NKJV

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Part 2: More Personal Application

Deadheading the little basket of petunias, newly bought, there is more to take.off than blooming. I think about those things You have removed from my life in the last years. How it pinched. How barren and lost I felt without them. Then You say, “Therefore wait for Me.”

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No Shame

 

I will restore
what the locusts have eaten

bringing you former
and latter rains

for I am the Lord
God in your midst

and you shall never
be put to shame.

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You will restore what has been taken, for You are with me.

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“Be glad then, you children of Zion,
And rejoice in the LORD your God;
For He has given you the former rain faithfully,
And He will cause the rain to come down for you-
The former rain,
And the latter rain in the first month.”

“So I will restore to you the years the swarming locust has eaten . . .”

“Then you will know that I am in the midst of Israel,
And that I am the LORD your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame.”

Joel 2:23,25,27 NKJV

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Remaining Forever

 

I
remain forever

My throne
shall never cease

and I
will not forget you

but renew you
constantly.

You establish Yourself forever in my life.

“You, O LORD, remain forever, Your throne from generation to generation. Turn us back to You, O LORD, and we will be restored; renew our days as of old.” Lamentations 5:19,21 NKJV

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Faint of Heart

 

Though you
are troubled

and your heart
is faint

I’ll rescue
and restore

it’s who I am
it’s why I came.

You establish my restoration.

“See, O LORD, that I am in distress; my soul is troubled; my heart is overturned within me, for I have been very rebellious. For my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.” Lamentations 1:20,22 NKJV

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A Revived Heart

 

I dwell in the high
and holy places

of your contrite
humble heart

knowing all
of your ways

able to revive
restore, restart.

You establish revival in my heart.

“I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. I have seen his ways, and will heal him;  I will also lead him, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.” Isaiah 57:15,18 NKJV

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Restore

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girl checks plant
each day
for more

This plant grew two cucumbers, then stopped.

“You have brought a vine out of Egypt; You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root. Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved.” Psalm 80:8,9,19 NKJV

I have planted you
like a vine
and caused you
to take deep root

and shone My
face upon you
that you may bare
much fruit.

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