16+ Thoughts On Restoration

Restoration

If only life had a Backspace button.

This morning, on my way to work, I marveled and was/am so thankful for new days … second chances … and do-overs! One good friend I mentioned this too expressed their wish for an ability to have a backspace key, in terms of life. That got me thinking of a common theme in the Bible … Restoration. So as I looked for a specific verse in relation to this topic, I found ample verses to indicate that we are not stuck in our mess. We are not without hope. We do in fact have a “backspace key” of sorts. Regardless of the story we ourselves have written, or are a part of, those lines of our story can be rewritten. Our story can be restored.

Restoration

History Channel’s American Restoration

There is hope. The History Channel has a show I like to watch when I can catch it. It is called American Restoration. On the show, Rick and his crew take some of the oldest and most worn out pieces of antiquity and restore them to their prime. Things like old pickups, Coke machines, antique signs, tractors, tricycles, etc. It is a lot of fun to watch the transformation from junk to treasure. Regardless of where you find yourself, your marriage, your financial position, your spiritual bearing, your lifestyle, or whatever, if you wish you had a backspace button or a free “do-over,” I’m here today to let you know … there is hope. Below are a few words and thoughts that I hope are encouraging to you.

Scroll down to #16 for some thoughts about how we can have what our enemy stole from us, restored.

  1. Bible Verses About the Restoration of Joy, Hope, & Honor

Jeremiah 30:17, ESV For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord…

Isaiah 61:7, ESV Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.

Joel 2:25-26, ESV I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

  1. Bible Verse About God’s Restoration – Restoration of Fortunes

Job 42:10, ESV And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

  1. Bible Verses About Spiritual Restoration – All things become new!

Isaiah 1:18, ESV Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

  1. Bible Verse About restoring Joy – Prayer for Restoration of Joy

Psalm 51:10,12 NLT Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

  1. Bible Verses About Restoring Hope – Prayer for Restoration of Hope

Romans 15:13, ESV May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Zechariah 9:12, NIV Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.

  1. Bible Verses About Restored Health & Prayers for Healing

James 5:16, ESV Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Jeremiah 30:17, ESV For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord…

Jeremiah 17:14, ESV Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.

Hosea 6:1, ESV Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.

  1. Bible Verses About Restoration in Marriage

Jeremiah 32:27, ESV Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?

Ephesians 4:32, ESV Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Luke 6:36, KJV Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

  1. Bible Verses About Family Restoration

Colossians 3:12-14, ESV Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

1 Peter 4:8, ESV Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

  1. Bible Verses About restoring Friendships & Relationships

Proverbs 17:9, NLT Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:9, ESV Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

  1. Bible Verse About Restoring Broken Relationships

Matthew 18:15, ESV If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

  1. Bible Verses About Restoring Faith – Overcome through Faith

1 John 5:4, ESV For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.

Acts 3:19-21, ESV Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

  1. Bible Verse About Restoring Purity – Prayer for the Restoration of Purity

Psalm 51:1-2, 6-12, ESV Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

  1. Bible Verses About Restoring Trust – Believe in God, Rest in God

John 14:1, ESV Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Matthew 11:28, ESV Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  1. Bible Verses About Restoring Relationships & Friendships

Ecclesiastes 3:1, ESV For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.

Ephesians 4:26-27, NLT Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.

Colossians 3:13, NLT Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

  1. Bible Verses About the Restoration of Israel – An example for us

Joel 2:23-26, ESV Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before. The threshing floors shall be full of grain; the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you.

  1. Bible Verse About Restoring What The Enemy Has Stolen (Being Restored) Want to restore what the enemy has stolen? Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith! You will be restored in Jesus’ name, Amen.

John 10:10, ESV The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Hebrews 12:2, NASB fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Matthew 6:33, ESV But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Thanks for reading, dear friends! Have a wonderful day!

Until later . . . Jonathan Watson

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