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He's Prearranged Your Restoration
By Joel Osteen - Jul 06, 2009
A while back, I read about a man who was the Pastor of a large church in America many years ago. It was a very successful church but the man made some poor choices along the way and got off track. He ended up losing his ministry and losing his family. It's was a very sad situation.

Years had gone by and the man was still trying to put his life back together. One day he decided to go visit some friends in South America and the Pastor of a local church there invited him to speak. That night, before he spoke, the man was invited to sit on the platform with other church leaders. He sat down next to a Brazilian Pastor who didn´t even speak English. This Brazilian man looked at him almost in utter amazement. He began to weep and weep as he took the American Pastor´s hand. And the American man didn't really know what was going on. He was kind of confused about it. But suddenly, he felt God's presence come over him like a warm glow. He said he felt like he was being purged of all that bottled up hurt and pain as the Brazilian Pastor prayed.

A couple of minutes later after the Brazilian Pastor finished, the American Pastor asked through an interpreter, "What was this man doing? Why did he pray for me like that? What just happened to me?" The Brazilian man said something very unusual back to him, "Twenty years ago when I was praying, your face came up before me. And God spoke to my heart and said, ´One day you will meet this man and you are to help bring healing and restoration to him.´"

What's interesting is that twenty years earlier, the American Pastor wasn't even married. He wasn't even in the ministry. But that moment was a turning point in his life. For the first time, he was able to forgive himself and felt totally free and totally restored.

Friend, God knows the end from the beginning. He has solutions to problems you haven't even encountered yet. He's prearranged for your restoration and healing. You never know, He may have already spoken to someone–even twenty years ago–about the situation you´re dealing with right now. He knows how to get you back on the right track. Get your hopes up today. Keep believing that no matter what's happened in the past that your best days are still out in front of you!
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