Wednesday, November 18

The Thankful Project: November 18th

The Thankful Project: November 18th: Restoration & Healing

Jeremiah 30:17-19
17 But I will restore you to health
    and heal your wounds,’
declares the Lord,
‘because you are called an outcast,
    Zion for whom no one cares.’
18 “This is what the Lord says:
“‘I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents
    and have compassion on his dwellings;
the city will be rebuilt on her ruins,
    and the palace will stand in its proper place.
19 From them will come songs of thanksgiving
    and the sound of rejoicing.
I will add to their numbers,
    and they will not be decreased;
I will bring them honor,
    and they will not be disdained.

God heals, restores, and makes new. This section of scripture out of Jeremiah is a great reminder that God can and will not only restore you but bless you. Sometimes reading Scripture can get a little confusing, so I thought I’d break it down like this:

Verse 17: God can heal both our emotional and physical wounds, even if you feel forgotten, neglected, scorned or embarrassed

Verse 18: God will reestablish your worth and your value. He will build you up stronger and place you on solid ground. He will build you back up on a strong foundation- His grace, His love & His mercy

Verse 19: Bring your praise and thankfulness to the Lord, He will increase your riches in heaven, He will bless you and love on you

How can you not thank God for such a wonderful promise, and all He wants in return is for us to love Him, seek Him, pursue Him and honor Him. I’m thankful for this wonderful love! I’m thankful for restored relationships, healed relationships and relationships that honor Him. As humans we get caught up in this world; people offend us, we get upset and we can hold grudges. Know what though- God can repair your heart and replenish your spirit if you allow Him. Just this past week, someone I have been hardened towards due to the pain they inflicted upon me, came up and apologized. That was God’s hand completely. He brought healing to a wound that I’ve had open for quite a while. Thank God for restoration and healing!

If he asks u to put something down its bc he wants u to pick up something so much better. I really hope this is the case...:

God is GOOD! A healing story.: