Monday, March 15, 2010

Restoration

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.

7 comments:

Lynnette Kraft said...

I can relate so easily to this and have posted my own posts like this more than once. So glad today was a day where you felt "refreshed and confident". Praise God!

Peace,
Lynnette

Jodi Jean said...

Amen, Amy! Loved this post. I've been reading the "So Long, Insecurity" book gearing up for the simulcast and working on restoration myself. A song keeps coming on the radio.....every time it's what I need to hear. Check out JJ Heller's "Your Hands" if you haven't already.....AWESOME! "When my world is shaking.....heaven stands. When my heart is breaking....I never leave your hands"
Thanks for sharing your talent!
Jodi

brianna said...

How awesome! "HE HIMSELF will restore you"! And you're right where He wants you -- waiting for His perfect restoration. Thank you for this post. I am refreshed by it too.

Dawn said...

now that i have written this verse down on my hand, i am thinking i better put it in my calendar with an alarm to remind me to find it when i get home. i am in of restoration, myself. and almost all my quiet has been blasted through with mindless tv and a few wheezing fits. thank you. 1Peter & i are making a date for tonight...

keLi said...

so cool to drop in here -- i'm actually going through 1 Peter as well, and was just pausing on the same verse a couple of days ago...

KK said...

I'm so glad He isn't finished with me yet!

Chele said...

Love this Amy! A lot of us are being stretched right now... and really if it's in His name... he will take care of us! :)