God is Restoration

God wants us to have health and a full life. How else would we fulfil the will of God and be used by him when we are constantly struggling. God will allow some pain and struggle if we allow him to use it for his glory. All things work together for good, to those who love God and are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

I know that this scripture can sound cliche and we cannot always wrap our minds around how some of our challenges are working out for good. I do not believe that all atrocities in the world are according to God’s perfect will. God controls everything but there are some situations that he will allow for judgment when people have hardened their hearts towards him. But for those who are walking in the perfect will of the Lord he uses the trials to bring glory to his name.

God can use illness to draw a family closer together and bring healing for his glory. It is through adversity when all hope is gone that we place all our trust and confidence in God. And when he delivers our faith grows stronger. We draw strength from the heroes of faith in the bible and we learn from Jesus’s example how he prayed the prayer of faith and healed the sick and gave freedom to the oppressed.

We learn from David how he constantly engaged in battle and always had victory. We also learn from the Israelites how disobedience always led to judgement and God turning away from his people. But God is always faithful to restore once his people repent and turn back to him. That’s the confidence we have in God that no matter how far we go away from his presence that he is always waiting with open arms for us to return to him. Once we repent and return to God he is waiting to restore all that was lost. God is restoring.