Seasons of chaos and storms are inventible in life. These seasons can make you feel as if all is lost and abandoned, because the wreckage of what is left from the storm can feel daunting and beyond repair. The beauty of Christ is that He not only is the Lord of restoration, but He is the God of making all things new in His time and work.
A Prayer for Restoration
We have seen the damage firsthand that storms can cause in our lives. We know the destruction, aching, and devastation that they cause. If we are being honest, at times it can seem impossible that anything beautiful or good can come from such sorrows. We know within our hearts that this isn’t the end of the story, that You have something far greater to come.
Father, we ask today for Your hand in our lives. We pray for the restoration of our lives by Your process. That process may not look like what we would think or plan, but we know that because You see all that is, was, and is to come…that ultimately, You will do what is most compassionate and best. Father, today we come before Your Holy throne to ask for Your restoration in our lives. We submit ourselves to Your ever-loving Will and kindness throughout.
In Jesus’ name,
How to Apply This Prayer
Throughout the scriptures it is clear that when God seeks to restore, compassion is coupled along with that intention. Jeremiah 34:26 shares, “For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.” It is God’s heart for His chosen people to not only restore, but to compassionately restore something even better than before. Much like John 15 sharing about pruning even the good fruit, at times things will be removed or cut from our lives so that He can grow something even better in its place.
John 10:10 shares, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”
What Jesus is saying is that forces in this world will seek to steal, kill, and destroy much in our lives, but He has come so that we may have life and life abundantly. That is not by our design or will that He comes to give this fullness, but by His power and will. God sees the journey not only in the details, but in the grand picture, something we cannot. Trusting Him to restore in His timing and way is to have faith that ultimately it is for that abundance that is Him.