What does God do to restore me? - Restoration - TouchPoints

What does God do to restore me?

Jeremiah 3:22“My wayward children,” says the Lord, “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.” “Yes, we will come,” the people reply, “for you are the Lord our God.”

Hosea 14:4The Lord says, “Then I will heal you of your faithlessness; my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever.

Micah 7:19Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!

Psalm 103:3He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.

1 John 1:9But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.

Isaiah 1:18“Come now, let us argue this out,” says the Lord. “No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool.”

God forgives our sin if we ask him. After he forgives us, he looks at us as though we had never sinned. A holy and pure God cannot live in the presence of the contamination of sin, so we must be washed clean of sin before we can live in his presence. Forgiveness scrubs away the sin so we can be pure in God’s eyes.

2 Corinthians 5:17What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!

Psalm 19:7The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

Psalm 51:11-12Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

Psalm 119:40, 93I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness . . . I will never forget your commandments, for you have used them to restore my joy and health.

Lamentations 5:21Restore us, O Lord, and bring us back to you again! Give us back the joys we once had!

Ezekiel 36:26-27And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so you will obey my laws and do whatever I command.

Ephesians 2:8-10God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

God makes us new! He re-creates us so we can live in full fellowship with him, joyfully obeying him, his Word, and his ways.

Psalm 23:3He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.

Isaiah 40:31But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

When we come into his presence, God restores our strength.

Colossians 3:10In its place you have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about Christ, who created this new nature within you.

Romans 12:2Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.

Ephesians 4:21-24Since you have heard all about him and have learned the truth that is in Jesus, throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness—righteous, holy, and true.

Romans 8:5Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.

Philippians 4:8-9And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.

When we can come into his presence, God restores our minds to dwell more on what is good than what is bad.

Psalm 34:18The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 147:3He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds.

Isaiah 61:1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.

When we can come into his presence, God restores us emotionally, healing our hurts.

Jeremiah 30:17I will give you back your health and heal your wounds, says the Lord. “Now you are called an outcast—‘Jerusalem for whom nobody cares.’

Luke 4:38-39After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to Simon’s home, where he found Simon’s mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. “Please heal her,” everyone begged. Standing at her bedside, he rebuked the fever, and it left her. And she got up at once and prepared a meal for them.

Luke 8:43-44A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure. Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.

Luke 14:2-4because there was a man there whose arms and legs were swollen. Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in religious law, “Well, is it permitted in the law to heal people on the Sabbath day, or not?” When they refused to answer, Jesus touched the sick man and healed him and sent him away.

When we come into his presence, God’s power restores us physically. Sometimes it happens while we are on this earth, but everyone who enters heaven is healed forever.

Proverbs 3:11-12My child, don’t ignore it when the Lord disciplines you, and don’t be discouraged when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

Proverbs 29:15To discipline and reprimand a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.

Deuteronomy 8:5So you should realize that just as a parent disciplines a child, the Lord your God disciplines you to help you.

Isaiah 38:16Lord, your discipline is good, for it leads to life and health. You have restored my health and have allowed me to live!

Jeremiah 31:18I have heard Israel saying, ‘You disciplined me severely, but I deserved it. I was like a calf that needed to be trained for the yoke and plow. Turn me again to you and restore me, for you alone are the Lord my God.”

Hebrews 12:5-13My child, don’t ignore it when the Lord disciplines you, and don’t be discouraged when he corrects you. For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes those he accepts as his children . . . God’s discipline is always right and good for us because it means we will share in his holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it is painful! But afterward there will be a quiet harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

God may choose to restore us through his discipline, which is always designed to help lead us back to a holy relationship with him.