FS Miracle Monday
April 26. 2021
God Promises Restoration
God cares about you and He thinks about all of the areas of your life that you think about. His nature is one of lovingkindness that is devoted to you. He promises to restore you and the things in your life.
This week, I am featuring Dr. Mary Sue Davis’s brief, yet compelling teaching on restoration. When I read it, it strengthens my heart, because of the caring details found in the promises from the bible. It also helped me to understand the powerful concept of “restoration” in a deeper way.
We know that one of the keys to reading the Bible, is to let it transform the way we think. I like the way Dr. Mary Sue “spells out” restoration. I hope it allows you to see that the Lord will do more for you than you can even think about asking Him. He is a God of big surprises.
I hope that your heart is encouraged and your thinking about restoration is ignited with faith found in these powerful biblical truths.
by Dr. Mary Sue Davis
GOD OF RESTORATION–BIBLICAL CONCEPTS OF RESTORATION
Restore means to make restitution, shalam (Strong’s #7999; shaw-lam). figuratively, to be (or to make completed; by implication, to be friendly; by extension, to reciprocate (in various applications). Translated as “make amends,” “finish,” “full,” “make good,” “repay,” “make restitution.” It has the idea of returning something to its rightful owner, or making amends, in the sense of attempting to put things back the way they were.
To restore, shuwb (Strong’s #7725; shoob). To turn back (hence, away), literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point). This word carries the notion of a This is exactly what happened in restoration of the temple: He said that the glory of the latter house would be greater than the former. When He restores, He does something that makes the restored of higher quality than what was lost. So it is with the restoration of all things.
God’s judgment, justice is always restorative.
Not really lost, just seems to be.
The lost joy of salvation: Psalm 51:10–12—“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” TPT
The lost sense of justice: Isaiah 1:26—“Then I will restore your judges as at first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city.” NASB
The lost motivation for living: Isaiah 57:18—“I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.” (KJV)
The lost time: Joel 2:25—“Then I will restore to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the creeping locust, the stripping locust, and the gnawing locust—My great army which I sent among you.” NASB
The lost power to live strongly: Isaiah 40:31—“Yet those who wait for the Lord
will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” NASB
The lost youthfulness in life: Psalm 103:5—“You satisfy my every desire with good things. You’ve supercharged my life so that I soar again like a flying eagle in the sky!” TPT (Photo Pixabay)