Summary: God’s restoration means that He brings us back to a state of new strength, vigor and eternal perspectives. When we allow the Lord to restore us, He rebuilds and repairs our fraid nerves, worried mind and worn out bodies. Without God’s restoration we will
He Restores My Soul (Psa 23:1)
God’s restoration means that He brings us back to a state of new strength, vigor and eternal perspectives. When we allow the Lord to restore us, He rebuilds and repairs our fraid nerves, worried mind and worn out bodies. God’s word, His Spirit and the presence of Christ brings joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control in exchange for self-destructive fleshly tendencies. Without God’s restoration we will quickly give in to discouragement, destructive attitudes and temptations. Explore how to allow the Lord to restore you emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Illustration: Dr. J. Elder Cumming contended that "in almost every case the beginning of new blessing is a new revelation of the character of God--more beautiful, more wonderful, more precious."
J.O. Sanders, Enjoying Intimacy with God, Moody, p. 14.
Compared with salamanders and starfish, mammals have a dismally limited ability to replace lost parts. But now reports of children growing back finger tips and spleens are changing that.
In 1974, Cynthia Illingworth, an English physician specializing in emergency medicine, discovered that when children accidentally sever the finger tip (down to the first joint), the best treatment is no treatment. Cleaned and covered with a bandage, the finger tip, including the nail, grows back. In 11 or 12 weeks the new finger tip usually looks as if nothing had happened to it.
There seem to be three requirements for regrowth: the patient must be under 12 years old, the cut must be above the crease of the first joint, and surgeons must keep hands off the injury. Any operation performed on the finger destroys its ability to grow back. The last condition is the hardest to accept, admits Dr. Michael Bleicher, a pediatric surgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Reader’s Digest, March, 1980.
1. RESTORES THROUGH REVERENCE - When we worship the Lord He revives our heart as Jesus promised, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst...The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." (John 4:13,14,23,24) Allow the Lord to restore your emotionally, mentally and spiritually through worshiping the Lord personally, devotionally and corporately. Praise God for His kindness, mercy and gracious sufficiency regardless of your circumstances and find out that He is more than enough for all your needs.
Illustration: I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation. If it were possible for a created soul fully to ’appreciate,’ that is, to love and delight in, the worthiest object of all, and simultaneously at every moment to give this delight perfect expression, then that soul would be in supreme blessedness. To praise God fully we must suppose ourselves to be in perfect love with God, drowned in, dissolved by that delight which, far from remaining pent up within ourselves as incommunicable bliss, flows out from us incessantly again in effortless and perfect expression. Our joy is no more separable from the praise in which it liberates and utters itself than the brightness a mirror receives is separable from the brightness it sheds.