Repaired & Restored
Reflection: “The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” (Isaiah 58:12)
Response: Why do believers tend to walk in guilt or condemnation when they fail or make mistakes? Many times, believers hold on to their mistakes and sins though the Bible says all sin and fall short of His glory. God says that He forgives our sins and will remember them no more. (Jeremiah 31:34)
As believers, we should define our forgiveness and restoration in terms of God’s and not of ourselves. When we accept Christ, we welcome the Lord who is “The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” (Isaiah 58:12). Just as God promised the nation of Judah restoration through the coming of Christ, we possess an even greater hope for experiencing fruitfulness and success because He lives within us. He is not coming for us; He is with us and in us. Every broken situation, fragmented relationship, or disparaging situation, He can repair as we commit these areas to Him.
Live exceptionally—in balance, freedom, and rest.™ What areas of your life do you need the Repairer and Restorer to fix and heal? Have you given these areas to Him? Do you trust Him to fix them despite opposition, trials, or temptations? Can you rejoice as you experience small wins? Commit this week to trust God and to rejoice in who He is and what He has the power to do in your life.