“And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.” Isaiah 61:4
The process of our salvation brings us freedom from captivity and bondage. Our healing eventually leads us to a point of mourning all that was lost to us during our enslavement.
Relying on our relationship with God, we can reshape and rebuild His temple — that is, our lives which are to be lived out as a public testimony of his redemptive work and grace and our love for him.
How can I rebuild my life and what was lost to me? How do I know where to start? Start with the blueprint of God’s Word.
Build your foundation on Jesus and on the fact that you have been redeemed by the blood of the lamb. Read his word which is life-giving and life changing.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. ” Hebrews 4:12-13
The Building Inspector has come and has said that what you have built must be torn down and rebuilt using his plans which will bring you a future of hope and peace. Every new nail driven will bring you closer to God and point others around you to him.
All that was lost to you shall be restored and even more so — as you will receive all that was actually intended for you and what is still being added to you today. Your obedience to the reconstruction of your life allows God the opportunity to provide to you all that He has stored up.
Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for your work on the cross. Thank you for taking on my sin so that I might have a new life based on my belief in and love for you.
Thank you, Holy Spirit, for helping me to mourn my past hurts, finally putting them to rest, and for helping me to rebuild a new life that is based on your masterplan for me.
I pray that you would continue your good work in me and through me — that I might arise and shine with your glory and that through your restorative work done in me, others would see and believe and have hope for their own salvation and redemption.