2 Corinthians 13:9 We don’t just put up with our limitations; we celebrate them, and then go on to celebrate every strength, every triumph of the truth in you. We pray hard that it will all come together in your lives.”
Cecelia couldn’t help but grin as the bright light dimmed revealing the lock screen of her phone. She gleefully tapped in her password and accessed all of the information she thought had been lost. Cecelia had thought the phone lost; condemned and had even moved on and bought another phone but thanks to the persistence of the phone repairer, she not only had two working phones but also all her previous data back!
Restoration is a joyous thing; that which was lost has been brought back. The death of Christ opens up that door for us with God. Once we become Christians though that is only the beginning; in Joel 2:25&26 God promises
“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; never again will my people be shamed.”
New International Version
Not only will weaknesses be treated, if we allow God to work in us then they will become strengths and triumphs. Never again will we hide our faces in shame!
Think About This
Is there a part of your life that needs restoration? Have you given it over to God?
Dear Lord, examine me and reveal all the rotten places in my life. Please restore me to the perfect creation You made that Your glory may be displayed. Jesus name I pray. Amen