Polished and Restored
“Come, let us return to the Lord . He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. Let us acknowledge the Lord ; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
Hosea 6:1-3 NIV
Today is the day we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today some call easter, but today represents something Christians all over the world can be inspired by. It’s a day we can remember that every issue, every battle we’ve gone through has not been in vein. It’s a day that represents the ultimate healing in our lives. People have left us for dead for some time, but God is doing something new for us. He’s rolling back the stone on what was supposed to be our grave and telling us to rise and get up. Get up so that we can finally become who we were truly meant to be.
You see, God designed our lives to be great. Great in Love, great in relationships with others, even great in business. The thing is, it doesn’t always happen immediately. There will be a time when we all go through something. Times when we all feel as if we need a break or that life is not going as we planned. In that time we will most likely also face some of the more harsh realities we’ve ever dealt with. Whether it be financial turmoil, marriages that are failing, or issues on our job, or just everything in general. The thing about that is, things just may not seem like they are going the way they should, but we have recognize one truly important thing. God’s plan for us is rarely what we expected in the beginning. We all set expectations only to see them fail, but God’s plan will never fail. Knowing that the world will see our downtrodden times as our demise, He designed the Resurrection, not as a comeback tour, but as a new experience all together. He restores us, not to something old, but something brand new, better than before. We may look the same on the outside, but our interior has truly changed. And those changes are designed to not only prosper us, but bring the Glory that only God truly deserves.
Today let’s pray and be mindful that the issues of our past, present, or potential future don’t last forever. We will be prosperous, we will find Love again, and we will walk in the Paradise that God has designed specifically for us!!!