October 19, 2018
“…Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.” (2 Samuel 14:14).
Sometimes it looks like our lives are like a pitcher of water spilled out on the ground. With natural eyes, the circumstances look hopeless. It can’t be regathered. It can’t be recovered. Maybe it’s your family. Maybe it’s your dreams. Maybe it’s your health or finances. And it looks as though it’s like water spilled on the ground—that you can never, ever get it back into the pitcher.
But God says He will devise a means to regather what has been spilled out. God has a way to regain, renew, restore, and refresh. He stands ready to orchestrate your recovery and to devise a means for your comeback.
God can heal the dead things in our lives. The banished can return home again. The depressed can dance again. The one who seems to be down for the count can experience a supernatural comeback.
Three Miraculous Comeback Stories
1. The Comeback Parable (Luke 15). The prodigal son had fallen as low as he could fall. He was taking care of someone else’s hogs, and he was so hungry he wanted to eat the same slop the pigs were eating. Finally, he came to himself, jumped the fence of the hog pen, and started down the road to his father’s house. The Bible says, “…when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion” (Luke 15:20).
All of a sudden, he was no longer in the hog pen, but in his father’s house. Instead of being alone and covered with mud and dirt, he was surrounded by family and wearing a robe and a ring. And he was no longer hungry because his father prepared a feast in his honor.
You may think you’re a great way off from the miracle you need. Don’t lose hope! Don’t give up! You serve the God of the comeback. The Father loves you in spite of your past. He loves you in spite of your present situation. If you just take a step in His direction, the Father will come running to you. His love will fall on you and restore you. He’s will give you a miraculous comeback.
2. The Comeback Kid (John 21). It’s hard to imagine the guilt and shame Peter must have felt after denying Jesus three times. He must have thought his calling was over, that he failed miserably, and that God would never use him again. But Jesus called him to a comeback.
On the day of Pentecost, God could have used anybody to preach to the crowd, but He chose to use Peter, the guy who turned his back on Jesus. Peter, who had seemingly lost his call and his purpose. Yes, He chose Peter, because our God is the God of the comeback. Peter preached a sermon under the power of the Holy Spirt and 3,000 people committed their lives to Jesus Christ. God gave Peter his comeback.
3. The King of Comebacks (Mark 16). Yes, even Jesus had a comeback. In fact, He had the ultimate comeback! Hell must have rejoiced when Jesus was crucified and laid in a tomb. They put Him down, but on the third day He got back up! And the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead is one day going to quicken our mortal bodies. The grave didn’t hold Jesus, and it isn’t going to hold us.
Not only did Jesus come back from the dead, one day He’s going to come back for us. He’s going to redeem and rapture His church. That’s us, folks. One day we’re going to look up and see Jesus coming in the clouds for us. What a comeback that’s going to be!
We serve the King of Kings, the King of Comebacks. Regardless of your circumstances, you serve Jesus Christ, who conquered death, hell, and the grave. He will walk you through your desperate times, into your deliverance and your destiny.
It’s not time to give up—it’s time to look up! Your comeback is on the way.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Gal. 6:9 NIV).
I’m telling you right now that it’s never too late for a miracle. It may seem your family, your dream, your career, your health, or your finances are beyond help and beyond hope. You may not be able to see any way out of your circumstances.
You may feel like it’s over, but I declare to you today: It’s time for your comeback!
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account_circle Sbusiso Mthimunye
The prodical son is my present state and situation.
account_circle Nomalanga Sithole
Reading the article gav me hope and further instilled the need to always trust in God that whatever situation I find myself in I must trust & believe that He will change it-thank you, Nomalanga in South Africa
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account_circle Keith Emmett
Thank you for this word today!