He Restores My Soul

“He restores my soul …”

— Psalm 23:3

Have you felt run-down lately? Do you need a little refreshment or maybe even a full-blown vacation? We all feel that way at times. Because of the Fall, everything in this world runs down, including us. We experience this in the spiritual realm as well as in the physical.

But Jesus Christ is the great restorer. When we feel drained, we can rely on Him to rejuvenate us. He says, “Behold, I make all things new,” and nothing exists that he can’t rebuild or renew. Jesus restores:

speech to the dumb;
food to the hungry;
sanity to the demoniac;
strength to the weak;
joy to the bereaved;
purity to the prostitute;
hope to the believer;
sight to the blind;
hearing to the deaf;
tranquility to the sea;
life to the dead;
health to the sick;
dignity to the despised;
grace to humankind.

He is indeed the great restorer of all things. And He can make our souls new, even if we’ve backslid. I spoke recently with a man who at one time walked with Christ but then fell away significantly. But, he told me, God had restored his soul and given him a joy he hadn’t known in decades. Many times when we fall, we think God is angry. Satan accuses us, “You’ve blown it. It’s all over. He wants nothing to do with you anymore.” But that’s not true. Just as a shepherd searches for a lost sheep, so Christ the Good Shepherd will come seeking us if we’ve gone astray. He’ll restore our souls as we return to Him.

For whatever reason you may feel run-down, ask Jesus to restore you. Allow His love and power to rejuvenate you as you rest in Him.

“When Satan reminds you of your past,
remind him of his future.”
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