Letting Go and Letting God Restore What Was Lost

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Letting Go and Letting God Restore What Was Lost – Heather Perdue

Letting go and moving on. Why is it sometimes easier said than done? Keep reading, and you will find out that with a simple mindset shift along with the power of the Holy Spirit, you can let go and allow God to move you into a new land filled with purpose.

There are two mindsets. Those who want to let go and move on and those who are fearful. In my experience, I have found not wanting to press forward into what God has for you is a lack of action motivated by fear.

  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of forgetting
  • Fear of people
  • Fear of the future

Whatever the reason, making a decision motivated by fear is never good. There is an excellent example of this in the Bible’s Book of Numbers. Joshua and Caleb were among 12 men sent to spy out this new land that God had promised them. When they arrived, they saw all these great things.

Let’s read it together.

27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.” 30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” 

Numbers 13:27-29

God had already told these men that He would give them this new land, and they were too afraid to enter it. In Numbers 14, they even complained and said they wished they could return to Egypt! They had been enslaved people in Egypt! They would rather be enslaved than to walk into a new land that God Almighty had promised them. That makes no sense!

It is the same for us today. Without realizing it, sometimes we are enslaved to our past. However, we know from the work of the cross that God delights in restoration. He loves taking broken people and broken situations that look hopeless and turning them completely around. Why? Because God gets the glory, He loves you and paid a high price for your restoration. It is a win-win for Him.

Letting go and letting God restore what was lost is not just a good idea, it is a command! In Numbers 14:9, Joshua and Caleb quieted all the complaining people and told them, “Only do not rebel against the Lord.” When you chose to accept Jesus as your savior and Lord, you said that your life was not your own. You said that you would go where He told you to go, and do what He told you to do. Wanting to hang out in the past is an action of the flesh that leads to nowhere. It is not God.

God needs each one of us. You may be asking, “For what?” That is an answer you will find when you commit to stop being dominated by your flesh. God will restore what was lost, and that happens in this new land that He has promised you! God gets so excited when you trust Him and move forward.

Write these scriptures about restoration down and meditate on them! 

Isaiah 61:7 NLT – Bible verse about God restoring what was lost.

Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

Job 42:10 NLT – What the enemy has stolen, God will restore.

When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes. In fact, the LORD gave him twice as much as before!

2 Corinthians 5:17 NJKV – You are a new creation!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Isaiah 40:31 NLT – Trust in the Lord and find renewed strength! 

But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Final Thoughts 

If you are familiar with the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, you probably remember Lot’s wife.

God sent angels to tell Lot and his family to evacuate their city and not even look back because the town was so evil that God was about to destroy it. Genesis 18:26 says that Lot’s wife looked back behind them, and she became a pillar of salt.

Jesus warns us in Luke 17:32 “Remember Lot’s wife.”

There is a saying that reminds me of this story. “You either get bitter or better.” He longs for us to go from glory to glory! (2 Corinthians 3:18) God longs for us to get better, but hanging out in the past will only cause you to get bitter.

Let Go and Trust in God’s Transformative Power

As we’ve delved into the powerful message of Heather Perdue, the call to let go and let God work in our lives resonates deeply. It’s a journey that beckons us to shift our mindset, replace fear with faith, and trust in the divine process of restoration. Start this transformative journey by engaging in prayer, immersing yourself in Scripture, seeking supportive fellowship, and taking bold steps in faith. A wonderful place to find supportive fellowship on this journey is within a community like a non-denominational church in Colorado Springs, where many are walking similar paths of faith and renewal. Remember, each act of trust is a step closer to the restoration and purpose God has for you.

Taking this step means choosing to move forward, leaving behind the shackles of the past to embrace the bright future God has promised. It’s a decision that not only alters the course of our lives but also aligns us with God’s grand design of redemption and renewal. Let today be the day you choose to let go and lean into God’s strength, allowing Him to restore the lost and bring forth a harvest of blessing and new beginnings. Trust in His timing, for in His hands, what was once lost is transformed into something even greater.


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