Posted: November 6th, 2010 | Filed under: life | Tags: | 7 Comments »

The past can haunt you. In rebuilding after destruction, it’s hard to see your progress when you’re focusing on what used to be. Sometimes all you can see is what hasn’t been restored. Relationships, still damaged.

Don’t worry about how far you have to go or how this is going to happen. You’re not doing this alone. There are some things that God may not want rebuilt.

Keep your heart tender toward those who come to kick over your walls. They may still be hurting. You never know. One day, they may be the best part of your restoration story. The jewels that decorate.

Can a mother forget the infant at her breast, walk away from the baby she bore? But even if mothers forget, I’d never forget you—never. Look, I’ve written your names on the backs of my hands. The walls you’re rebuilding are never out of my sight. Your builders are faster than your wreckers. The demolition crews are gone for good.

Look up, look around, look well! See them all gathering, coming to you? As sure as I am the living God”—God’s Decree—”you’re going to put them on like so much jewelry, you’re going to use them to dress up like a bride. -Isaiah 49:15-18 (emphasis mine)



7 Comments on “restoration”

  1. 1 Franchesca said at 8:32 am on November 6th, 2010:

    keeping the heart tender….

  2. 2 Serena Woods said at 1:45 pm on November 6th, 2010:

    Franchesca: Yes! 🙂

  3. 3 Heather said at 6:51 pm on November 6th, 2010:

    I am not a very fast learner, but I am getting it. Bit by bit. And I am determined to keep my heart tender until I am done.

  4. 4 Traci said at 2:33 am on November 7th, 2010:

    I love you! I haven't even gotten through the first chapter of your book and it is captivating me.

    I love how I can "hear" your voice in every word I read, because I've met you face to face.

    So thankful for GRACE! So thankful God spoke His unconditional LOVE to you…

    that you are still here!


    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  5. 5 Amanda said at 4:18 am on November 7th, 2010:

    This was just what I needed to see and hear this morning. I am so thankful that God brought me to this blog and gave me that encouragement today.

    Through tears, I pray for strength in the broken places……

  6. 6 Julie R. said at 5:23 am on November 7th, 2010:

    It never ceases to amaze me, how you can write something and those who comment on how it must have been meant for them, and here I am thinking you were writing to me…

    LOL… just goes to show you, many are hurting, many are broken, and all need to know that God wants to heal, and restore. PTL!

  7. 7 Jason Cormier said at 4:11 am on November 9th, 2010:


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