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HE    RESTORES           Submitted by:    Merilee Ottoson  


 


Psalm 23…..often read at funerals or during times when we need special comfort.  As I recently read this Psalm, I was impressed by the third verse.


Psalm 23:3 says, “He restores my soul…..” The word restore means to : bring something back to its original purpose, return to functioning condition or give energy back to something. Could you use that kind of restoration??


Our soul is our mind, our will and our emotions. Is your soul in need of some restoration? Is your mind weary? Is your will a little shaky? Are your emotions shattered?


Those four words, “He restores my soul”, can change our view about the loving heart of our Heavenly Father. Too often I think we view Him as someone who expects us to “buck up”, “man up” or “pull up our boot straps and get through something.” We think that He cannot possibly understand or care about the things that rack our very souls.


We are wrong to think that. His desire is for us to be in a right relationship with him….to know His comfort……..experience His strength…….trust His Father’s heart of mercy……..


Re-read Psalm 23. As you read verse 3, pause. Ask Him to “restore” your soul. Tell Him your struggles and your fears. If you close your eyes for just a few minutes, you may sense His calming Hand.


Know that He is a God of restoration!!