God is in the restoration business. He loves to make beauty out of ashes… and ashes we all are. The baggage and filth that we carry from decisions we’ve made and sins we’ve committed break His heart.
My soul was rocked tonight… to the core. My heart is breaking for the situations unfolding around in the lives of people I care deeply about.
I don’t think I’ve slept at all tonight, but while I was laying in my bed praying, the phrase of the 23rd Psalm kept playing over and over in my head. He restores my soul.
I love to restore things… take a piece of old furniture and refurbish it, give it new life and a new purpose. I’m currently working on a bench reupholster and have a set of chairs with which to make an upholstered bench. They look like junk right now… just like my life did before Jesus picked me up and breathed new life into me.
I don’t yet know what my chairs will look like in their new life, much like I don’t fully know what is next in my own life. But I know they will have a new purpose, just like I have, and just like you can have.
No matter what we’ve done, God can restore. No matter how far gone we are, God can rebuild us and give us a new purpose in Him.
I am praying for those who need His breath to give them life. I am burdened for them and praying that they will see God reaching His hand toward them.