Psalm 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
God is the only One that can restore one’s soul. During the course of our lives we encounter many afflictions. These afflictions often bring about wounds, and when these wounds are unattended, they leave scares which are a constant reminder of the pain that we so earnestly want to forget. The good news is that we do indeed serve a God that can heal any wound, and even confiscate the scares that were left behind; for He is a God of restoration.
The way to heal our wounds and have every scare confiscated is by calling on the name of Jesus. He is always ready and willing to ease the pain of His children, as well as perform cosmetic surgery that only He can perform by taking away any reminders of the cause thereof. He leads us in paths of righteousness…Meaning while he is healing us, He is also guiding us back on the right path…the path that leads to eternal salvation. He does this all for his name’s sake; because we our His…when we are His, he will chastise us and even rebuke us. We should never take offense to this, but instead, be thankful because he allows it because of His love for us.
I am reminded of the poem “Footprints in the Sand”, The LORD replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you andI would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”(Burrell Webb). So we see the love of God, and know that he will restore our soul, and put us back on the path of righteousness, for his name sake; for we are His.
My prayer today, Lord I come unto you in the name of Jesus, giving you glory and honor; thanking you for life today…for you are a God of life and restoration. Asking you that you continue to lead us and guide us in paths of righteousness, and that when we are going through afflictions that we remember that you are there to carry us through and that every wound will be healed and every scare removed, and we thank you this day and every day, amen.