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One of the most reassuring qualities of the nature of God is His ability to bring restoration. No matter where we have taken ourselves or where we find ourselves, God is able to put the pieces of our lives back in perfect wholeness. God is our restorer!
How does God restore us? First and foremost, He restores us by reconciling us to Himself through a relationship with His Son Jesus. He also restores us through His Word. Wonderful things happen when we read scripture. We find encouragement and direction. We find correction and strength. God restores us through His Spirit. Jesus said, as He began His earthly ministry in Luke 4:18-19 (NLT), “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”
Another way that God restores us is through relationships with His people. Think about the people God has put in your life who have developed you, encouraged you, cared for you, and be gracious to you. God’s restorative process is carried through by believers that graciously bring healing into our lives.
We have a God who loves us more than can we imagine, a God who is more powerful than we can comprehend, and who has promised to restore us to wholeness as we put our trust in Him.