Spiritual Practice


Kate Underwood

Restoration is possible. I want to believe that anything, no matter how tarnished or damaged it may be now, can be restored to its original glory. I want to look at broken relationships and see the possibility of renewed bonds. I want to look at my failures and see opportunities for growth and success. I want to look at everything that is in rubble and see the hope of rebuilding.

God is in the business of restoration. Scripture is filled with evidence of God’s power to redeem the hardest hearts, to rebuild the most desolate dwellings, to restore the most hopeless people. God is able to do infinitely more than we can imagine.

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
Psalm 85:6 (NIV)

Think about what seems hopelessly lost in your life right now. Cry out to the Lord, and believe in God’s power to work for good in your life. Dig deep and trust God completely with your circumstances. Even if it’s hard to imagine, God has the power to restore your life.


TRY THIS: Read your Bible to find examples of God’s faithfulness to restore the broken things. Be encouraged and pray Psalm 80:19 (NIV): “Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.”

—from devozine (July/August 2015). Copyright © 2015 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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