He Restoreth My Soul
One of our shirts here at Juliet Rose Boutique says "He Restores My Soul."
I've been thinking of what that means.
We cannot restore ourselves. We have a need in our lives that no one can fill but the One who made us. Scripture says that, apart from Him, we can do nothing. Every aspect of restoration is made through Him.
Here are the first few thoughts that came to my mind when I was dwelling on Christ restoring us.
- He restores us by His blood. When we accept the work done on the cross and become His child, He restores that love relationship with himself we were created for.
- He restores our soul by the peace He gives. There have been turbulent times in my life that all should have been unsettled in my heart, but God gave perfect peace just when I needed it.
- He restores our soul by refocusing it upon the only thing that gives us hope--Himself. When we worship Him or dwell on His word, we are restores by remembrances of His holiness, grace, love, and the sacrifice He paid for our redemption. This restores us in the midst of a crazy, sinful world.
Take a moment to read through some Psalms and be reminded of the restoration God gave David during his troubled times. You will find some encouragement for yourself, as well.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.