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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

God will Restore Us




“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ
after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make
you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)

When we ask Jesus into our hearts, and we are faithful to Him, He assures us of a place in heaven with Him. When we have times of illness or trial, we have to realize that theses times only last a little while in the light of eternity. I have two friends who are facing uncertainties related to their health. One of them has been dealing with complications from a surgery she had last July. The other one has a consultation appointment this Friday afternoon. Something suspicious showed on her annual x-ray. This is important that she get this seen about because her mother succumbed to this disease.

After God helps us surpass the time of distress, He brings us back and makes us stronger in our walk with Him. We have to trust Him for the outcome and believe that He will protect us and give us the strength to go through these times.

During these times of stress and distress, how do we look at the people involved? Do we look at what they were previous to this incident or what they are right then? I am presently reading a book that presents the idea that, instead of looking at what people have been or are, we look at what people can become. This is something to think about. A lot of adults walk around defeated because of what they heard people say to them in times of anger.


God can see what will become of each of us and each of those who cause us stress. We would do well to pray for the ability to see with God’s eyes, rather than our own. I wonder what the outcome for the church would be if we prayed for His eyes to see ourselves. What would be the state of our cities and towns, our nation?

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12 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the current contemporary song by Matthew West, "Hello My Name Is".... which talks about the fact that we often believe the lies we have heard and that we tell ourselves rather than believing that "My name is Child of the One True King". Thank you for this timely reminder today. This was great.

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    1. Pam: Thank you for your visit to my blog. I was unfamiliar with that contemporary song. I listened to it and liked the message. I shared it with the pastor and his assistant. Have a peaceful and restful weekend. You are in my prayers.

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  2. I often think about that Cecelia, what would happen if we were able to look through His eyes? We would certainly look different at people and circumstances. Thank you for your post.

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    1. Marja: Thank you for visiting my blog. You have a very interesting thought. I, also, have wondered that. I believe it would set the world on it's ear. Isn't that what Jesus did to the world when He came?

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  3. Funny thing. Just ran into 3 verses this morning that used the word "restore." I think He's speaking to me.

    Thank you!

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    1. Rhonda: God works like that, doesn't He? That's one way He speaks to me.

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  4. Hi Cecelia! I really like that idea of seeing people as what they can be, not necessarily as they are. That's how God looks at us, as I think Marja was referring to. I would love to see as God sees. May that be my every prayer.
    Blessings!
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil: Marja's thought has been my thought for sometime. We need to look at people with the eyes of God and look past the human parts and look at the spiritual.

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  5. An encouraging reminder, Connie. Thank you!

    I haven't been on this site for a while, since February. Hope you are well!

    Blessings,

    Sandi

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    1. Sandi; Thank you for visiting my blog. I have finished physical therapy on my shoulder and don't have to see the ortho doctor unless I need to.

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  6. I am so sorry I wrote "Connie!" i don't know why I did that!!!

    ;-) my face is red

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    1. Sandi: Don't worry about it. It happens. At church, in the beginning of the service we have a time of greeting one another. Sometimes, I see people that I have greeted once or twice and I have to apologize and ask their names again. They understand and I understand.

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