LIVE: Heal By The Spirit – God Restores

LIVE!…By the Spirit™ with Kathleen E. Walls

God Restores

© 2011 Kathleen E. Walls, Psy.D.

November 28, 2011

“For nothing is impossible with God”

During this month that we are focusing on being Healed By the Spirit, I want you to remember that God Restores. Restores means to “bring back to original condition” or to “put back in a former position”. Throughout life, many things have occurred that might have caused us to “forget” our true value, our direction, our purpose, etc. For some, we might feel that we “lost our way” and/or are “off track”, thereby causing us to feel a sense of hopelessness. Although this may feel real, the reality is God Restores.

Just like when you are looking for a location and realize that you have been going the wrong way, you stop, assess where you are, check and/or ask for help or directions, readjust your route, and get “back on track”. This occurs in life as well. Sometimes we have headed down a path that we thought would bring us satisfaction, fulfillment, or escape. Then there are those times, when we are on a path and not even sure how we even ended up on that path. Remember, at any point in time, we can stop, assess, and determine whether or not we want to continue on our current path. Once the assessment is complete, it is time to make the necessary adjustments, enlist the help that is needed, and start moving in our authentic and desired direction with purpose and clear intention.

In the infamous story of Job, we are reminded of God’s restoring ability… “After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before” (Job 42:10).

Therefore, I encourage you take some time to identify where in your life you need to be restored. Are you currently in an unhealthy and/or abusive relationship that needs to end…and your safety and self-worth need to be restored? Do you need to restore a relationship with a family member or friend? Does your health need to be restored? Is there a spiritual practice that you used to do but haven’t been doing lately that needs to be restored? Once you have identified what area(s) you would like to restore, ask for Divine assistance on what steps need to be taken to start the restoration process. Remember, Matthew 7:7-8, “ask and it will be given to you…”

Once you start the process, the rest of the steps will be revealed and the assistance you need will arrive right on time.

Here are some additional seeds of encouragement to start you on your road to restoration:

  • “For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37)
  • “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Lao-tzu)
  • “Come close to God and God will come close to you” (James 4:8a)
  • “When we take one step toward God, he takes seven steps toward us.” (Anonymous Hindu Proverb)
  • “All you need is the faith of a mustard seed” (Luke 17:6)

As we allow ourselves to Heal by the Spirit, we remember and embrace the truth…God Restores!

God Bless and Continue to Live By the Spirit!

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One Response

  1. Thank you for this truth. A powerful reminder and right on time.

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