Restored, Digging into 1 Peter 5:10

Restored, Digging into 1 Peter 5:10

January 08, 2020

Restored, 1 Peter 5:10, Identity in Christ, She Pens Truth

 

And the God of all grace who called you to 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

 

This verse struck me in both its relatability and its hope. Just as Jesus told us, we will indeed have trouble in this world. People will get sick. Jobs will be lost. Rejection will pierce hearts. Wars will demolish. None of this surprises God. He knows that this is the sad state of our fallen world. I am thankful that the hard seasons in my life did not sneak up on my Maker like they did me.

 

He is aware of our suffering and our hope is that he will himself restore us. He who first knit us together will put us back together. He will make us right again. He fills in the gaps in our faith. He gives us a stable place to stand. He makes us resolute, established, firm, and strong.

 

Our foundations can get rocked in trials so that we end up teetering on the edge easily pushed down. In this restoration process, God rebuilds the foundation beneath us, widening it, establishing it, anchoring it to the Rock. He is the restorer of foundations, so that we can once again stand firm. I like to imagine myself sitting down on the middle stone of my teetering foundation and allowing him to build around me and give my soul the strength I could never have on my own.

 

Daily Prayer:

Father, Restorer of my soul, rebuild me. Once again, I ask you to make me strong, firm and steadfast. May I have a strength deep down in my soul like pilings driving deeply beneath the surface of a tall tower. Drive the pilings of my soul deeply into you. Allow me to rest in your care and nurture in this season.

 

Digging Deeper:

How does this verse resonate with you today?




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