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)