The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the verb “restore” as to bring back to or put back something to a former or original state.
Gratefully, our nation and the world around us is embarking on a new season and new journey of restoration. When people and systems are broken to a point beyond repair than the only thing left to do is to restore both the people and systems back to their point of origin, prior to crash or malfunction.
Granted, I’m not an IT expert by no stretch of the virtual imagination, but I do know that when I am experiencing software glitches or a crash, I can always restore any device back to a previous safe point or back-up safe point without damaging the system’s integrity.
I get it, restoring a life is much more arduous and complicated. However, when all else seems contradicted, the promise of restoration is a continually reminder throughout Biblical history. Starting from Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is filled with rich images of healing and restoration. The theme of restoration provides a foundation for correctly understanding sin and suffering, God’s plan for His creation, and His unstoppable quest to save His people and restore them to His imagine. In Jeremiah 30:17, the prophet said, “God will restore you to health and heal your wounds.”
PRAISE BREAK Hallelujah Almighty God in Christ Jesus, because You know that 2020 has inflicted some scars and wounds on your people and our systems that only You and Your church can heal!!
Why do you think the enemy is fighting tooth and nail to dismantle the creditability of God’s church? The enemy knows that God has always used the church to restore people and reform systems. Bear in mind, I am not referring to brick and mortar buildings. However, I am referring to community aka God’s people!
In short, we’ve talk about restoring scars and wounds, but let not forget about lost years. Time is fleeting and the truth of the matter is we can’t restore time!
Yet God promises the impossible: “I will restore the years that the locust has eaten” (Joel 2:25).
Therefore, our Biblical concept of restoration is all inclusive of scars, wounds and time. The Bible properly places lifestyle change into it’s proper context—a bigger picture than just preventing disease, feeling and looking better, or living longer. It also provides access to a God who heals and saves; who is bigger than time and the health issues faced today; who creates new health amid suffering; who is working nonstop to completely restore His people in every dimension of life so that they can spend eternity with Him.
Followers of Jesus of Christ, at the end of the day God’s orchestrated restoration will always bring immeasurable victory!! The Lord has promised to restore your wasted years. He will renew your 2021 and He will fill the remaining days in 2020 with limitless blessings. Submit your will to His. Ask Him to fulfill His complete purpose for you and trust Him to do it.