Deeper Day 312: Restoration

For years now, I have been praying for God to restore innocence to our land. For Him to rise up and protect the innocence of our children and to restore innocence to our culture. With earthly eyes, this is an impossible task, but with God ALL things are possible. For America, I have prayed we would return to the “Proud to be an American” way of life. I have prayed that those who hate God, America and the values on which we were founded, would either be saved and restored or would be completely removed from any and all positions of influence within our beautiful land. I have prayed for the end of abortion. I realize that many levels of our innocence cannot be restored until our basic value for human life is restored. Defining life in specific terms just so it supports your decisions, is wrong. There’s no other way to put it. A baby doesn’t only become a baby if the womb it’s being formed within says it is. God says a baby in the womb is a person. God also decides our gender, not any other person. He doesn’t make mistakes. The thoughts of these and many other issues weighs on me every day. I’ve wondered if it was truly possible for any of these things to be made right again.

It wasn’t until recently, that I began to imagine that changes could actually occur. I’ve been watching as one thing after another begins to be exposed. God told me months and months ago that He was about to expose a lot of things so that healing could occur. He directed me to not be afraid or overwhelmed, but rather to continue to remember that He is the One exposing things. So, I continue to watch, and even though I am taken back by a lot that I see, I’m also not surprised. People are born sinners and apart from God, what do we become? Nothing very good, that’s for certain. Before I walked with Jesus, I was in the middle of so much impropriety. It’s overwhelming to remember it all, but then Jesus burst onto my scene and absolutely changed and transformed me and my life.

Where do we go from here?

God only knows. Truly. But rather than pack it up and forget even pursuing it, why not ask Him? Why not learn to better partner with Him for restoration? He has ALL the answers. How does He plan to use the Gospel of Jesus Christ to draw others to Him? Why not ask? Then you can partner with whatever it is He is doing.

God IS on the move and when He moves, He restores. I trust in that.

Prayer Moment: God, thank You for restoring my life. I invite You to continue to search me and know me and remove anything offensive from within me. I am Yours completely. Help me to partner with what you are doing here on this earth. Help me to remain faithful to Your call upon my life. Help me to not fear man. Bless my family and let our lives be a beacon of hope to the world around us. Let us demonstrate Your qualities within our household. Forgive me for all the times I fall short and help me to never stop having the courage to begin again. I adore You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so, they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs. Isaiah 61:7