Ah, now that sounds peaceful wouldn’t you agree?
The word seems to roll so naturally of my tongue and saying it makes me think of sitting, relaxing at the pool with a nice cool breeze!
Okay maybe that’s just me but it does feel like a breath of fresh air just saying the word.
A description of the word Restoration from Websters dictionary says the following –
“The act or process of returning something into its original condition.”
I just absolutely love this.
The other descriptions say –
“the act of bringing back something that existed before”
“the act of returning something that was stolen or taken”
When reading these descriptions my eyes immediately fall on the word ACT. Its something that needs to be done, something that needs to take place, where action must be taken.
I am sure we have all had times in our life where we feel like something has been lost or taken away, even stolen. Something or someone has gone and would never be brought back just as it was before. Some of life’s storms have left us feeling tiresome, weary and drained. A dark and dusty place where we have no vision or glimpse of how anything can be restored back to how it was before. What once was, is now lost and we are left with a feeling of hopelessness and despair.
It make’s me think of the reality shows where they find an old broken down house that has been neglected and ruined. To the common eye most people would not even give that home a second glance. There are people who can see value in the home regardless of it’s broken down condition and not seeing what it is, but what it could be.
With care, hard work and time the remodeling process can take place and the home is restored . The beauty is that the home is still the same, but it always looks better than before. The outcome is far greater than expected.
It is the same with our lives. With God there is always Hope.
Jesus is in the business of remodeling and restoring, making our lives new.
There will be a time of discomfort when walls are broken down, the house is reshaped and remodeled, the old is thrown out and the damaged parts made new. It is not a fun, quick or easy process but the finished product is always worth it.
Allow God to do a good work in your life to take out what has been destroyed and to bring restoration to your life. A breath of fresh air, rest, making new, fixing the broken and bringing you back to a better state than what you were before.
God will out dream and out do what we think is impossible. We will be surprised by the end of it all if we will just stay in faith during the restoration process.
God is waiting for you to call out and ask for His help in restoring all that is lost and broken in your life. He is faithful to fulfill His promises so believe even when you cannot see, you will never be disappointed.
Joel 2 25-26
I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
Isaiah 6 1-7
Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.