All posts in " restoration "

Restoration of the natural order

By Dave Henning / January 9, 2022

“The resurrection was indeed a miraculous display of God’s power, but we should not see it as a suspension of the natural order of the world.  Rather it was the beginning of the restoration of the natural order of the world as God intended it to be. . . .  when Jesus rose from the […]


Anthem of the Second Chance

By Dave Henning / January 27, 2021

“Restoration is the second stanza in the ‘Anthem of the Second Chance.’  In verse one, God forgives us.  In verse two God continually restores us to our place of service.  He washes us, for sure.  But he washes us for a reason — that we might once again be portraits of his goodness and hang […]


Relief is momentary – restoration needed

By Dave Henning / August 14, 2020

“Relief is momentary; it’s checking out, numbing, sedating yourself.  Television is relief.  Eating a bag of cookies is relief. . . .  And let’s be honest — relief is what we reach for because it’s immediately and usually within our grasp.  Most of us turn there, when what we really need is restoration.”- John Eldredge […]


Find God and life and restoration

By Dave Henning / August 4, 2020

“You sure can’t wait to find God and life and restoration until you’ve sorted your life out.  There’s too much rushing at us; we haven’t the time to carefully and systematically think through every piece of information, misspoken word, confusing interaction, heartbreaking news.  Subtly, maybe not so subtly, the burdens on the soul pile up.”- […]


When trust has been shattered

By Dave Henning / March 20, 2019

“Sin breaks trust.  Therefore, we can’t expect God to entrust a calling to us before our full confession, cleansing, and having a new heart created in place of our broken heart.  When trust has been shattered, it has to be rebuilt with believable behavior in our actions and reactions over time.”- Lysa TerKeurst Lysa TerKeurst […]


In fellowship with the Father

By Dave Henning / February 5, 2019

“Jesus . . . says our relationship with God hinges on our relationship with other people — the two are inseparable . . . . The truth is, you cannot resolve your differences with God if you’re unwilling to resolve you differences with other people around you.  You cannot be in fellowship with the Father […]


Hope – founded in Christ – never truly disappoints

By Dave Henning / January 26, 2018

“Hope — when it’s founded in Christ — will never truly disappoint us.”- Ann Swindell ” . . . we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through […]


Hope – the antidote to despair

By Dave Henning / January 25, 2018

“Although it may get walloped and slammed against, hope is the antidote to despair, and it’s the only way to live through prolonged seasons of waiting without losing our faith or our sanity.”- Ann Swindell “Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we […]


The recipient of extravagant grace

By Dave Henning / January 24, 2018

“I don’t give up hope.  Why?  Because I’m the recipient of extravagant grace.”- Ann Swindell Ann Swindell concludes Chapter 9 of Still Waiting as she proclaims this truth.  Physical healing without the grace of Christ’s presence within leaves you with nothing.  Nothing.  Thus, no physical healing in the world compares with the greatest treasure – […]


Waiting for healing and restoration

By Dave Henning / January 23, 2018

“Although I wait for healing and restoration, I do not wait alone.  We have the spirit of Christ with us always.”- Ann Swindell “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him […]


When our wounds meet the Healer

By Dave Henning / November 16, 2017

“When our wounds meet the Healer, we begin to live from new places of restoration instead of just working to avoid these old aches.”- Sara Hagerty “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up […]


Made for intimacy with God

By Dave Henning / May 14, 2017

“We are made for intimacy with God.  He wants intimacy with us.  That intimacy requires communication.  God speaks to His people.”- John Eldredge “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD […]

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