To Love the Truth Day 22: He Restores

Today’s truth is another that is precious to me.  It goes along well with what I shared yesterday.

God likes us. He delights in us. We are precious to Him.

So He doesn’t just tolerate us and roll His eyes at the mention of our names.  He doesn’t get annoyed by our prayers and requests.  He gives us so much more than our salvation and he doesn’t do it begrudgingly.

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”

Our God is a God of restoration.  He brings wholeness to every area of our lives.  He doesn’t leave us in the rubble in which He finds us.  He returns what’s been taken and lost.  Wrong is made right.  Things are brought back to the state He intended.

His promise is this: “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten….never again will my people be shamed.”

And this, one of my favorite verses since the summer of 2005.

Isaiah 51:3
The Lord will surely comfort Zion
and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden, 
her wastelands like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladness will be found in her, 
thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
My God is in the business of making piles of ruin into a glorious garden, full of life and beauty.

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