God Restores Us so We can Find Renewal Through Faith

Mar 27, 2024

Psalm 23: 3-5 - “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”


Psalm 51:12 - “ Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with thy spirit.”


Restoration is a concept deeply rooted in God’s heart and plan for humanity. Restoration begins with understanding God’s original intent for each person’s life. It’s not merely about fixing broken things; it’s about returning to God’s design. God’s standard for restoration surpasses earthly concerns like happy marriages, financial stability, meaningful relationships, career achievements or leaving a positive legacy. His goal is to restore us to our full potential—to live in His glory.


Romans 3:23 reminds us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. So God created us to be vessels of His glory—to inhabit His world and carry His Spirit within us. Despite humanity’s fall, God remains committed to restoring us to our original purpose. God’s perfect plan for us is redemption. He refuses to leave us in a fallen state.Through Jesus’ sacrifice, God has the legal right to execute His deepest desire: restoration.Restoration isn’t limited to those who stumble; it’s for everyone. We’re all targets of God’s restoration. 

Restoration isn’t just about fixing what’s broken; it’s about aligning us with His highest purpose. He restores marriages, finances, leaders, families, communities, even nations at war and more—but His ultimate aim is to restore us to His original design. Colossians 1:13-14, says.”For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” This verse emphasizes that through Christ, we are rescued, redeemed, restored, and forgiven. Our deliverance from sin and entrance into God’s kingdom allow us to share in the inheritance of faith. 

​We can learn from these remarkable stories in the Bible about how God restores his people. In Israel’s exile, we know that the people were forcibly removed from their homeland due to their disobedience. Yet, God promised restoration. In Isaiah 61:7, He declares, “instead of your shame, you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace, you will rejoice in your inheritance.” God’s restoration extends beyond physical circumstances to spiritual renewal.


In Jesus’ parable, a wayward son squandered his inheritance and hit rock bottom. When he returned home broken and repentant, his father welcomed him with open arms, restoring him to his rightful place as a beloved child. This story illustrates God’s grace and willingness to restore even the most wayward among us.


​Job is a righteous man who endured unimaginable loss and suffering. He lost his wealth, health and even his loved ones. But Job remained faithful to God. In response, God restored him, blessing him twice as much as before. God restored Job’s fortunes twofold - his wealth, health and relationships. Job’s story reminds us that God’s restoration goes beyond mere replacement; it reaches deep into our hearts to spiritual renewal and revival.


​Naomi faced immense loss when her husband and sons died in Moab. She felt hopeless and alone. Her daughter-in-law, Ruth chose to stay with her and follow her to Bethlehem. Through Ruth’s marriage to Boaz, Naomi experienced restoration. Their union brought her joy and blessings. Ruth bore a son named Obed, who became the grandfather of King David, securing their family line for generations to come. 


​In our own lives, restoration awaits as long as we persist in faith and never doubt the Lord. Just as Job found renewal, Naomi found joy, the prodigal son found his rightful place as a beloved child of his father, you too can be restored by God . Restoration is God’s heart for all of us, it’s about healing, redemption and transformation. He longs to see us thrive, redeemed, and fully aligned with His glorious intent. May these Bible accounts on God’s restoration inspire hope and encourage you and me to seek God’s restoring love.


Our Prayer for Today:


​Our gracious and loving God, we seek restoration of our faith in times of doubt. Renew our trust in Your goodness and loving kindness as we navigate uncertainty. In moments of weakness and strife, thank you Lord for reminding us that You are our refuge and strength so we can face daily life’s challenges.In Jesus precious name. Amen.