Moments of Faith Daily Devotional 04 March 2024, By Prophet Frank Udoh

Title:”Restoring Lost Glory

Scripture Reading: Joel 2:25-26 (NIV) – “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.”


In the journey of life, we may encounter seasons of setback, failure, or loss that leave us feeling broken and defeated. Yet, in the midst of our darkest moments, God’s promise of restoration offers hope and renewal. In this devotional, titled “Restoring Lost Glory,” let’s explore the transformative power of God’s redemption and the assurance that He can turn our ashes into beauty, restoring the glory we once thought was lost forever.

Reflect on the promise of restoration found in Joel 2:25-26, where God pledges to repay His people for the years of devastation caused by the locusts. This passage serves as a powerful reminder that God is able to redeem even the most hopeless situations and turn them around for His glory. Whatever losses or setbacks we may have experienced, God’s restoration is not only possible but assured for those who place their trust in Him.

The journey of restoration often involves a process of healing, reconciliation, and renewal. It requires us to surrender our brokenness and pain to God and allow Him to work in and through us to bring about transformation. Just as a skilled craftsman can take shattered pieces of pottery and fashion them into a beautiful masterpiece, so too can God take our broken lives and restore them to wholeness and beauty.

God’s promise of restoration is not contingent upon our merit or deservingness but is rooted in His unfailing love and faithfulness. He delights in taking what is broken and making it whole, what is lost and bringing it back, what is dead and resurrecting it to new life. As we place our trust in His promises and cooperate with His redemptive work, we can experience the joy of seeing our lives transformed and our lost glory restored.

The journey of restoration ultimately leads to a place of victory and praise, where we can testify to God’s faithfulness and goodness. Our restored lives become a testimony to His power and grace, reflecting His glory to the world around us. As we walk in the fullness of His restoration, we can declare with confidence that the shame of our past has been replaced with the glory of His presence, and we are made new in Him.

Heavenly Father, thank you for your promise of restoration and renewal. We surrender to you our brokenness and pain, trusting that you are able to bring beauty from ashes and turn our mourning into dancing. Help us to embrace your redemptive work in our lives and to live in the fullness of your restoration. May our testimonies of your faithfulness bring glory to your name and draw others into relationship with you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Further Reading:

Isaiah 61:3 (NIV) – “to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
May this devotional on “Restoring Lost Glory” serve as a source of encouragement and hope to those who are in need of God’s redemption and renewal. May you experience the transformative power of His restoration in every area of your life, and may His glory shine brightly through you as a testament to His faithfulness and love.

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