It is Well With My Soul
Not the restored marriage caller again!
It seemed the positive, encouraging radio station broadcasted the same story every time I got into my car.
I should’ve rejoiced with the woman caller. I should’ve praised God for restoring her marriage.
But all I felt was bitterness and wondered why every story they highlighted had a positive ending when so many stories don’t.
Or at least mine didn’t.
After spending the morning with friends, praying about the storms of life—so much brokenness in need of restoration—I remembered this time eight years ago when a restored marriage wasn’t part of my story.
However, it was a time when I began praying “even if” prayers, knowing God could perform miracles, but even if He didn’t, I still trusted and believed in Him and His goodness.
As God’s children, holy and dearly loved, we can say, “I am RESTORED,” even if our relationships, health, reputation, or finances are not restored, because our restoration has nothing to do with our circumstances and everything to do with Jesus.
When something is restored, it is brought back to its former or original state. God created us in His image, and His original plan was for us to be in right relationship with Him. But sin separates us from God. Through belief in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection, God restores our relationship with Him; our soul is secure and at peace.
Your soul may need this reminder today, especially when everything seems shattered beyond repair:
It is well with my soul. I am restored. No one will snatch me out of Jesus’ hand (John 10:28).
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 43:5)