God Will Restore

“You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.”  Psalm 71:20, NLT

Let me share with you what God has done in my own life:

  • I know what its like to be abused, but I also know its like to forgive my abuser and be set free.
  • I know what its like to have thoughts of killing yourself, but I also know what it’s like to carry life inside my womb.
  • I know what its like to be full of fear to the point of rocking back and forth with my Bible just to make it through the night, but I also know what it’s like to see God’s angels moving on my behalf.
  • I know what its like to feel all alone in this world, but I also know to have the honor of Jesus as my EVERYTHING.
  • I know what its like to live in depression and despair, but I also know what it’s like to be pulled out of the pit for God’s Gory.
  • I know what its like to worry to the point of almost losing my mind, but I also know what it’s like to be renewed in my mind with God’s Word.
  • I know what its like to have fame within my grasp only to have it taken away, but I also know what it’s like to have perfect peace in that Nothing or No one can rob my destiny in Christ.
  • I know what its like to put my hope in man and be disappointed every single time, but I also know it’s like to put my hope in God and watch Him make streams in the desert for me.
  • I know what its like to barely get out of bed, but I also know what it’s like to experience God’s joy that comes in the morning.
  • I know what its like to wonder if my dreams will every come to pass, but I also know what it’s like to have faith in Jesus and know that He never withholds anything good from me, He only sets me up to be blessed.
  • I know what its like to be diagnosed with liver-failure, but I also know what it’s like to have Jesus miraculously heal me.
  • I know what its like to only have oatmeal in my pantry to eat, but I also know what it’s like to have all of my needs met.
  • I know what its like to run for my life to an abuse shelter, but I also know what it’s like to have God make purpose out of my pain and that my best days are yet ahead.
  • I know what its like to be told that I am stupid and invaluable, but I also know what it’s like to read that Jesus died on the Cross-for me and I am the apple of His eye.
  • I know what its like to lose something precious, but I also know what it is like to have it restored back to me 20 years later!

I believe 2012 is our year to flourish.  I have a great anticipation for 2012!  Let us declare and believe that our mighty God is not only willing BUT ABLE to restore us to life again and lift us up from the depths of the earth and may this restoration bring great glory and honor to God Almighty!!

Happy New Year!

Tracy