God will Restore

    Though man has intellect, knowledge, skills, and abilities, he is vulnerable in many areas. One of the things that a man born on this earth cannot avoid is the experience of loss. All who pass through the womb will feel its effects at some time in life. It simply cannot be avoided.   Daily we lose time. We suffer the loss of loved ones through death. We lose jobs. We lose friends. We lose memories. As we age, we may lose beauty, strength, hair, and other things. In a world characterized by loss, we can rejoice that God specializes in restoration and revitalization.

And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. Gen 4:25 (KJV)

    Remember, the story of Cain and Abel. It ended with the murder of Abel and the exile of Cain. However, on today, see the love and mercy of God bestowed upon Adam and Eve. They lost a son but God gave them another. We see that when Seth was born, Eve realized it was God’s restoration from the previous tragic events. 

    What has happened in your life? What things have you lost? You can lose more than time and loved ones. Many have lost hope, joy, peace, power, faith, and happiness. Realize on today that God will restore. If He thought enough of Eve to give her another son in the stead of Abel, how much the more will he revive and restore to you the things that you have lost (both spiritually and naturally)? Understand that He will revive, renew, and restore.

Prayer of the Week: 

“Lord, grant me the grace to trust that you will renew, revive, and restore things in my life that have been lost. I thank you for what you will do. Amen.”