Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. – Psalm 51:12
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! – Psalm 27:13-14
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold. – Job 23:10
… and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. – Isaiah 61:3
Restore means to bring back, repair, to make whole again. Jesus came to do that for us. He came to take our tattered world and restore it to its original intent – the perfection of that which was in the Garden in the beginning. Restoration is found at the cross of Christ Jesus. Just as Jesus is our “Rapha” (healer), He is our restorer. Once He has healed us from our sins, He begins to restore us day by day, piece by piece. He restores us emotionally and spiritually. He restores our relationships, our thought patterns, behaviors, actions, and our brokenness.
This week Jennifer Riddle will share her story of restoration and the joy that comes from a heart that is mended through the work of Christ.
- In what part of your life do you need restoration?
- Do you believe that NOTHING is too big for God?
- What will you do this week to restore your soul? Read God’s Word? Pray? Allow the Lord to mend your brokenness?
- How are you waiting on the Lord? Will you wait with expectation for His goodness?
How can we pray for you this week? Please click here to submit a prayer request. Our desire is to encourage you, support you, and love you through the restoration process.
Have a wonderful week!