When you lose something of value, you do whatever it takes to get it back. You will search until it is found. Everything we face is in the word of God when dealing with regaining something that is lost.
Jesus spoke on the parables of the lost coin and lost sheep in Luke 15
Luke 15:4-7 NIV Version Lost Sheep 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6. and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Luke 15: 8-10 NIV Version Lost coin:8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Notice in the parables the person goes after what is lost until it is found and then rejoices after finding what was lost.
In 1 Samuel 30, David lost his possessions and his family. David wept, but in the next verse, I loved what David did after that.
1 Samuel 30:6-8 6 But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.7 Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring the ephod here to me.” And Abiathar brought the ephod to David. 8 So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? “And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
Sometimes in situations, you can get emotional. When faced with this situation, David strengthened himself in God, and he sought God for a solution. God told him to pursue and recover all!
Notice David got out of the flesh and into the spirit by strengthening himself in God and seeking God for direction. Finally, God spoke to David; he obeyed and gained back what was lost.
Many of you know the story of Job. Read Job starting at Chapter 30. Job lost his family, health, and money. But Job did not blame God. Instead, he repented of any words he spoke and asked God to put a guard over his mouth. Job also prayed for his friends and got his deliverance. So everything that he lost, he gained back double.
Proverbs 6:31 says when a thief is found, he will have to pay back what he has stolen seven times.
Gain back what is lost, no matter the cost!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for sending your son Jesus to die for me. When I was lost, you reached down and saved me. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost. Lord, thank you that when things are lost, you restore double. In Jesus’ name! Amen.