A Prayer for Restoration

Author of How I Met Peace and For the Weary Life Traveler

“Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.” - Hosea 6:1 NKJV 

The moment sin reared its ugly head, in the form of a snake, in the garden of Eden in Genesis 3, brokenness entered the scene. Undoubtedly, we live in a broken world full of broken systems, situations, and people. Sin leaves a ripple effect that continues year after year, generation after generation. It affects every individual. You cannot walk through life unscathed.

This is no different for Christians as it is for non-Christians. Matthew 5:45 says, "…He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous." Just because we are Christians doesn't mean we are exempt from trials and heartache. We Sometimes we've chosen a destructive path. Other times, God makes us dwell in darkness (Lamentations 3:6). It’s not uncommon to forget God can still restore you when you're in the muck and the mire of a trial. Our situations sometimes cloud our view of all God is. 

I don't know what you may be facing today, but I want to remind you God is still in the business of restoring! He can still restore a broken relationship, shattered marriage, limp body, prodigal child, tattered heart, and scrambled mind. With man, it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). God doesn't always restore the things we have in mind. Instead, He restores our peace, joy, hope, and contentment, despite our uncertain situations. Regardless of what God chooses, He still restores!

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