The Restorer

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

We all know something of the heartaches that come from living in a world broken by sin – families who bicker more than love, bodies that betray us, evil that steals innocence and sometimes lives. Even creation cries out for restoration (Romans 8:22).

The Restorer is our glorious hope. The heart of God is generous and loving, continually calling all – even the rebellious souls suffering from the consequences of sin. He promises to restore all who will come to Him.

Losses? Covered! “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten” (Joel 2:25 NIV).

Grief? Relieved! “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 30:17 NIV).

Devastation? Double restoration! “Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you” (Zechariah 9:12 NIV).

Brokenness? Healing! “Behold, I am going to bring to it healing and a remedy, and I will heal them; and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth” (Jeremiah 33:6 NASB).

But the difficult reality is that the biblical promises of restoration are not for everybody. The Restorer serves the redeemed – those who recognize and receive Jesus’ death on the cross as payment for their sin. God doesn’t want anyone to remain at the mercy of the thief who steals, kills, and destroys (John 10:10), but He leaves the choice up to each of us.

Freedom from the presence and penalty of sin and abundant harvests from the land – without thorns, thistles, and sweat – were man’s intended destiny. God’s good desires for you remain unchanged. Will you accept God as The Restorer and embrace His plans for you?