The God of Restoration is Working in Your Life Today

Do you need the God of Restoration to work in your life today?

Are you in a place in which you have lost your way or feel you have just totally messed things up?

Perhaps you have broken relationships with your spouse, children, or other family members.  Maybe you have lost your job or your health has taken a negative turn?

You need healing, and fortunately, we serve a God of restoration! 

Come along with me and let’s explore exactly what that means and how we can rest in this characteristic of our Heavenly Father.

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The God of Restoration Restores All Things

God created a perfect world.  Everything lived in harmony with each other and with Him.  When sin entered the scene, everything changed. 

Since that time, not only mankind, but the entire earth has been waiting to be restored back to that perfect state.  Paul talks about this in the Book of Romans:

For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. Romans 8:20-21 NIV

Our only hope for restoration is through Jesus Christ, his work on the cross, and his victory over sin and satan. 

We wait for the entire earth to be restored as recorded in Isaiah 35 or the final battle where God defeats Satan for the last time and throws him into the lake of fire as seen in Revelation 20. 

However, we need restoration right now, in our personal lives, right?  And God is working that out as well.

God Will Restore Your Marriage

The single most important human relationship we have is with our spouse, a holy covenant between man, woman, and God.  This relationship was set in motion when God looked down at man and decided that it was not good for him to be alone.  He created Eve.

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united with his wife, and they become one flesh.  (Genesis 2:24)

You know this, right?  I want to make a point though.

It is not God that ruined your marriage, it is the sinful world in which we live.  That sin may have been yours or your spouse’s or the pain and suffering we are all subject to.

We serve a God of restoration!

God wants to restore you.  He wants to restore your relationship with Him and He wants to restore your relationship with your significant other.

Cry out to God and ask Him to restore your marriage and guide you as you get there.

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God Will Restore Your Health

Again, living in a fallen world, things don’t always go well for us.  We are subject to an assortment of pain and suffering. 

Cancer, accidents, chronic pain, and any number of diseases leave us struggling.  Sometimes it strips of us what feels like all the good in our lives.  Other times it leaves us so weary, we want to give up. 

Struggling with health problems can even cause us to give up hope and our faith.  This is exactly what Satan wants! 

Depression runs deep in my family.  I have a close association with it and I see people I love struggle with it, give into it, and try to pull themselves out of it. 

After I lost my beautiful 8-year-old daughter in an accident, I suffered from a form of PTSD.  The anxiety attacks still come occasionally and the sound of an ambulance can throw me into an ugly state of mind.

As we are talking about God restoring our health, let’s keep our mental health in mind as well.

Turning to scripture as we pray for the restoration of our health and praying these words back to God will not only grow our relationship with Him but bring us hope.

  • But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.  (Isaiah 53:4-5)
  • I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord. “And I will heal them.”  (Isaiah 57:18-19)
  • Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.  (Jeremiah 17:14)
  • But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord,  (Jeremiah 30:17)

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.

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God Will Restore Your Finances

The story of Job is a wonderful example in scripture of a God who restores all that has been lost, especially when talking about our finances.   It gives us hope, not only of restoration but of a God who sees all and rewards us openly for our faithfulness.

God does not want to see you struggle, but so often He needs to work in our hearts and give us the opportunity to prove our faithfulness to Him.  If you are praying that God will restore your finances, these verses will bring you peace.

  • And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:19)
  • Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops;  then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.  (Proverbs 3:9-10)

God Will Restore What Has Been Lost or Broken

Joseph had everything.  He was his father’s favorite of the twelve boys and he lacked nothing.  Not only did his father dote on him, giving him gifts, but he was not required to work long hours in the fields like everyone else in the family.

This did not go over well with his brothers and jealousy took root.  As is usually the case with jealousy, hard feelings turn to poor decisions, and Joseph is sold as a slave.  He lost everything.

He lost his father, his family, his wealth, and his freedom.  They remain dead to him for many years.  Can you imagine?

As we know, God works all things for our good (Romans 8:28) and He had a plan for Joseph.  After a series of bad events, Joseph’s life finally takes a change for the good.  He finds himself as ruler of Egypt with a lovely wife and two sons, but the God of restoration is at work and God also brings his family back to him. 

In the end, God restores his relationship with his brothers, his wealth, and his freedom.

If you are in a place of broken relationships, lost possessions, poor decisions (of your own making or someone else’s) and are in need of restoration, may these verses give you hope!

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  (1 Peter 5:10)

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  (Jeremiah 29:11)

This last one is long, but it is a beautiful prophecy of the restoration of Israel.  May you take these words to heart as you ask God for your own restoration.

Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches. Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.  “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—  the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm— my great army that I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you;  (Joel 2:22-26)

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Difficult times are sure to come.  Life is hard, but praise God, He is in control.  We see this time and again throughout scripture.  May we take comfort in the God of restoration!

I want to leave you with my favorite verse.  It doesn’t talk about restoration, but it will carry you through the dark seasons as you wait for God’s will to be accomplished.

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;  (Isaiah 43:1-3)

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