God's Word For Today
Read Psalms 79:1 through 81:16; Acts 26:1–32
It seems that a new trend in reality television shows is restoring old cars. Investors with deep pockets team up with talented master mechanics to create machines that are the envy of antique car lovers. Old cars ravaged by time and the elements are restored to the beautiful machines they once were.
Time and circumstances have a way of wearing people down as well. Lives full of potential and hearts filled with dreams are ravaged by the shame of sin and brokenness. Fortunately, God has both the power and the heart to restore His people. This is as true today as it was when the Psalmist penned these words:
Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved (Psalm 80:19).
Even the most broken heart lost in the deepest sin can be restored by Jesus. What was lost be can found. A life that was tarnished can shine in the newness of the restoration of God’s touch.
Thought for Today: God can restore you no matter how tarnished your life may be.
Quicklook: Psalm 80:17–19