I was sitting in church yesterday listening to special music and the 23rd Psalm popped into my head. Not the whole verse, just this line. . ."he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul."
The two words that were really on my heart were Quiet and Restores.
My quiet time has been sporadic lately. (which is probably why I have been struggling) I will grab my Bible here and there, but I am always in a hurry to move on to my next task.
Last night I sat down with my Bible and wanted to focus on restoration. I found this verse in 1 Peter 5:10.
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."
I sat and just soaked up these words. I have been struggling. Yet at the same time I have been feeling pulled and stretched by God. This morning I woke up feeling refreshed and confident. This one little verse opened my eyes.
I may be struggling a little. I may feel like I am suffering. However, this verse assures me that I am on the path to restoration. In the end I will be strong, firm and steadfast. This verse was all I need to know that God is standing right beside me and in the end everything is going to be okay.
I am linking to Emily's Tuesdays Unwrapped over at Chatting at the Sky. I am unwrapping the gift of Restoration. God is so Good.