Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF June 12, 2017

Receiving Restoration through Christ

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For some of us, the word “restoration” brings to mind the process of repairing a crumbling, ruined building to its former glory. Restoration in a spiritual sense is similar, only on a much broader scale. Satan does his best to damage and destroy us by robbing us of things that are valuable to us. But he doesn’t have the last word, and when we give our hurts and pains to God, he restores everything that’s been stolen from us.

The enemy’s job is to replace our joy and peace of mind with guilt and shame, but we don’t have to put up with that. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve been afflicted. Jesus can turn around whatever happened in our past that caused us pain and suffering, and restore everything better than the way it was. He does this through his grace toward us, and we open ourselves up to that supernatural restoration when we trust him to do so.

The devil aims to place sickness, lack, and financial insecurity in our lives, but he has no power to do so when we remember who we are in Christ. It’s God’s will to restore everything good that was stolen, and believing this in our hearts allows us to rest in his promises. When we feel under attack spiritually, faith in God’s unmerited favor revives us. He’s on our side, and he wants the best for us in every area.

God is a God of miracles, and he brings turnaround just when we need it. We’re ruined edifices until he comes to live in us when we get born again, and then he restores us to something even greater and more beautiful than before. When we think of this, we can’t help but rejoice and be thankful.

Prayer:

Lord, I was struggling until you made your presence known to me. My life was broken, and had many missing pieces, until you restored it. Your Son made me whole, not because I deserved it, but because he loves me. Thank you for turning the ugly and painful things into beautiful and wonderful things. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:

Joel 2:24-26

Jeremiah 30:17

John 10:10

Psalm 27:13

Romans 8:31

Psalm 51:12

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