Written By Angelique Geeringh
Restoring old houses or vintage items is very popular these days. Many TV shows are centred around transforming something old and making it look shiny and new. The idea of restoration is also on God's heart! Sin corrupts and weakens us, and causes us to suffer loss and pain in many ways. So God wants to bring people back to Himself because He knows that the peace and joy that we all want for our lives can only be found in Him.
The Lord is all about restoring people - physically, mentally, and spiritually. Whether we are sick, struggling emotionally, or separated from God because of sin, He wants to bring us back into right relationship with Himself. He wants our lives to be filled once again with purpose and contentment. God does not want us to fail; He is our most supportive advocate, cheerleader, and provider.
Our promise this week is found in Psalm 51:10,12 (NLT).
'Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
Do not banish me from Your presence,
and don't take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
and make me willing to obey You.'
Thank you Heavenly Father that you are a God who loves us so much and that your heart's desire is to restore us back to you.