Realizing restoration

By Dave Henning / September 15, 2012

Following the devastation of our ministry downsizing or position loss, we yearn for restoration of our ministry as well as our personal lives as we journey in our Land Between.  While we often define the word restoration as a return to the way things used to be, author Ruth Graham (Fear Not Tomorrow) notes that that definition is too narrow and limited.  In true restoration, the original not only as been restored, it has been perfected.

Ruth goes on to describe 2 ways we can see restoration realized in our lives:

1.  We may experience a new awakening or awareness on our part as we observe God at work, even through the most subtle changes in our lives.  Ruth adds: “We see the damaged places in our hearts healing up.  Things that used to sting or wound don’t seem to have the same effect they had when we were fresh in our brokenness. . . . We realize He is restoring us.”

2.  We begin to realized there is something we can do.  We can live out our restoration on a daily basis and open ourselves to minister to others.

Ruth concludes: “When you embrace God’s forgiveness, you are freed to go forward, but when you realize His restoration, you are living forward.”

About the author

Dave Henning

Leave a comment:

Call Now Button