Tuesday, March 12, 2019

 Devotional for Tuesday, March 12, 2019
“What a Powerful Word”
his love restores my soul
by Dona Hake
RESTORATION…What a powerful word!   It happens when something or someone is  returned  to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition.  Things broken, relationships broken, hearts broken.  It happens in this life, yet our Lord is able to restore it all by His love and power.
Let us treasure within us how wonderful it is that the Lord will forgive us when we mess up, and He will always cleanse our hearts. As we humble ourselves to Him admitting our wrongs and shortcomings, He will bring His mercies and forgiveness to you, and  bring you back to that place of feeling clean and joyful again. Oh what treasure it is when a relationship is restored by the power of His forgiveness, as we extend it when it is needed.   
When one lives in an unrestored state of heart and mind, there can many times be the torment of guilt.  Let us look at David in the Psalms. His plea to God was for restoration of his heart in a time in which he majorly messed up, and his heart was heavy with guilt and anguish.


Psalm 51:7, 8, 10

“Remove my sin and make me pure.”
Wash me until I am whiter than snow!
Let me hear sounds of joy and happiness again.
God, create a pure heart in me,
and make my spirit strong again.”

Let us treasure the restoring power of love and forgiveness which will always usher restoration into our life.  It is only Him that can bring restoration to our souls.  He is the only one who is able to cleanse. I love how verse eight says “Let me hear sounds of joy and happiness again.” This is what restoration is about. When we experience freedom from guilt and the power of restoration we are able to experience the joy that was robbed by our sin, guilt or loss that we may have experienced. Only God is able to create within us a pure heart, pick us back up, heal our broken heart, and cause us to continue on in His will. Thank God for the power of His restoration!