'Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.'
Psalm 107:35 'He turns a wilderness into a pool of water and a dry ground into water springs.'
What kind of restoration does God want to do?
The Lord wants to come and restore your life and to restore new life to you.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.'
The Lord is the source of all life throughout the universe. Life always and only comes from God and all life is sustained by His self-existent life. The Lord intimately shares His gift of life with people, creating each in His image which gives all the capacity to know His eternal life. He wants us to know His 'zoe' life - the very life of God Himself.
The Lord wants to come and restore vision in our lives.
Proverbs 29:18 'Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint (they run wild), but blessed is he who keeps the laws.'
Vision is the ability to see - the picture you see in your mind.
Let Him come and restore your vision. May you be able to see beyond your current situation and beyond what you can see with your physical eyes!
The Lord wants to come and restore your hope.
Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes.
Hope is one of the three theological virtues of the Christian religion, alongside faith and love. "Hope" in the Holy Bible means 'a strong and confident expectation of the future reward'. In modern terms, hope is akin to trust and a confident expectation. Paul the Apostle argued that hope was a source of salvation for Christians: 'For in hope we have been saved... if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.'
According to the Holman Bible Dictionary, hope is a 'trustful expectation... the anticipation of a favourable outcome under God's guidance.' In the book Pilgrim's Progress, it was 'Hopeful' who comforted Christian in 'Doubting Castle'; while conversely at the entrance to 'Dante's Hell' were the words, 'Lay down all hope, you that go in by me.'
The Lord wants your hope to be restored. Believe Him for the restoration of your hope.
The Lord wants to come and restore your confidence. Perhaps your confidence has been undermined and eroded. Give it to Him and see how He will bring restoration in this area of your life.
Psalm 71:5 'You have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.'
Hebrews 13:6 So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'
Let Him come and restore your hope right now. May hope arise within your heart and soul!
The Lord wants to come and bring restoration in the area of productivity and fruitfulness.
Genesis 28:3 'May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful.'
John 15:5 'I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.'
May you experience His restoration in this area as well! May you know what it means to be effective, fruitful, productive and filled with destiny and purpose! That is His plan of restoration for you.