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TODAY’S MEDITATION – God is not interested in what we once were, but in what we can become in Christ

Many believers have been able to overcome their past mistakes by God’s grace and become what God purposed for them. My brother, my sister, indeed God is not interested in what you once were. He is interested in what you can become in Christ. Remember that Moses killed an Egyptian, yet God gave him a second chance to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Paul was a zealous persecutor, yet he got a second chance and became the greatest Apostle we know. The same, Jonah chose to run and even to deny the future God had for Him. As for him, he paid a dear price to resist God and do his own thing, spending three nights in a giant fish’s belly. Yet God gave Jonah a second chance by restoring Jonah’s commission: “the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying…” (Jonah 3:1). This should teach us that God will keep asking you to do the same thing He has expected you to do before He can restore all that was stolen in your life.
No matter what you have done in your past that you are ashamed of…. no matter if you have ever felt that you disappointed God to such an extent that He could never love you again… Just know that God is a God of unlimited second chances. He is willing and ready to restore you to your former condition of health and to give you a future and hope. The Word of God tells us that in many places. Yes, God has promised to restore your health for the Lord says He will “restore health to you and heal you of your wounds” (Jeremiah 30:17). My friend, the same Jesus that healed thousands in the Bible still has the power to restore your health today. Just believe and trust in Him. The Lord also promised to restore your life. God provided for Naomi’s life to be restored after her husband and sons died: “And may he be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age” (Ruth 4:15). God is capable of restoring your joy (Psalm 51:12), your wasted years or the time that we spent living contrary to His truth (Joel 2:25). God can also restore your spiritual walk: The Bible tells us that if someone is caught in sin, the spiritual community is to restore that person in a spirit of gentleness (Galatians 6:1). God can restore your paths enabling you and your spiritual family to rebuild the breach and fill the places that were once used for rubbish (Isaiah 58:12). Also, God promises to restore your damaged soul (Psalm 23).
My friend, there is nothing God cannot do about your situation. All we need to do is to surrender to Him, and trust Him with all the areas that need restoration in our lives instead of trying to fix them ourselves. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.