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When You're Waiting For Something To Be Restored


Are you waiting for something to be restored?

I understand.

I'm waiting too.

I heard the story of a preacher who was awakened one night by the enemy. Evidently a few demons were trying to mess with him and they started shaking the bed and actually moved it across the room. He commanded them to stop in the name of Jesus and they did. But after thinking about it a moment he said, "Hold on...first, PUT IT BACK in the name of Jesus!!" The demons put the bed back in it's original position, and left. Then satisfied that things were restored to their rightful place, the preacher went to sleep.

For a while now I've been saying to the enemy PUT IT BACK IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

Permission to be perfectly honest here?

Sometimes I struggle between saying put it back, and the fact that some people say it may be time to accept a new normal. There are people who would counsel people in this situation to grieve the past, accept the loss, and move on.

If moving on means giving up something, I don't want to.
If moving on means missing something, I'm not interested.
If moving on means settling, that's not for me.
If moving on means my life was better in the past than it is now...NO.
No, no, no, a thousand times no.

So I keep saying, "PUT IT BACK!!"

And, I keep believing.

Years have gone by and at times my voice is hoarse from saying, "PUT IT BACK" so many times.
 Some things aren't just moved across a room and restored in five minutes.
Sometimes the damage is greater.
The entanglements are messier.

What's more painful is a loss that you didn't ask for or didn't cause.

So you keep commanding, "put it back."

"Put it back."
"Put it back."
"Put it back."

Can I just encourage you today if you're in a position where you're doing this, you are not alone?

One of my greatest honors is to pray for people. I love helping people by praying for them. I will stand with you and together, we will keep saying, "PUT IT BACK."

We will not give up.
We will not give in.
We will not settle for second rate.
We will not accept a new normal.
We will take "it is what it is" out of our vocabularies!!!
We will stand together and say, "DEVIL, PUT IT BACK!!!"

In the name of Jesus, PUT. IT. FLIPPIN'. BACK.


If you need special prayer for something to be restored, please feel free to comment here, even anonymously if you wish. I will stand with you for the restoration of all things, with not a thing missing!!!


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