So exhausted, I’m brushing my face!
Oui. Ce matin, je suis fatigué!
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
During this year of restoration, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and self-examination.
I confess that the only fear in me is standing before the Creator ashamed and guilty after He has given me so much time to clean up all areas of my life. Like, what if I keep holding onto things and refusing to let go? However, I’ve been giving up many things left and right for my life on this earth is but a few minutes compared to eternity with Jesus Christ. And this song, this song makes me feel powerless in God’s presence. Makes me feel speechless. Convicts me. Tries me.
Lord, it’s not about me, my family, my friends, or the idols I used to worship. It’s about YOU and YOU alone. I pray to be counted worthy to even stand before YOU on the day of judgment. To God be the glory.
Many things can be restored (an old car, money, destroyed photographs, broken bones, etc.) except time. However, did you know that God can restore your lost years?
In 2 Chronicles 6:12-42, during the Dedication of the new temple, King Solomon prayed to God asking Him to forgive the people of Israel and to restore them when they sin. God answers Solomon’s moving prayer in the following chapter offering a four-step process for His people when they sin:
God’s guide to spiritual restoration is simple: We must first humble ourselves before Him recognizing that we’re NOTHING compared to His Sovereignty. We must then pray for His will in our lives for He has a special purpose for each of us when it comes to completing His work. Thirdly, we seek His face by walking and communing with Him continually. In the final step, God wants us to renew our mind by turning away from wickedness and putting our focus entirely on Him.
Let the restoring and healing begin!
Father, we thank You for loving us despite our flaws and we thank You for blessing us with Your sweet mercies even when we don’t deserve it. We pray that You restore our souls as we redirect our focus on growing closer to You.