Our Restoration

The following is an excerpt from Woodland Church’s Blog. This post was originally written by Meredith Mathis. Click here to read the full post.

“Nearly a year ago, in the midst of flu-induced bed rest, I felt God speak a simple word to me as I quieted my mind and looked forward into 2018.  Restoration.  The word felt heavy with hope and expectation, and I took a mental inventory of all the painful places in my life that desperately needed a divine overhaul – my health, finances, employment, purpose.  I had been battling chronic vertigo for nearly five years and had lost my job in the Army more than 18 months prior.  Job application after job application was met with silence from prospective employers until I felt forgotten and hopeless. I was tired of laying in bed for hours a day with no identity and no purpose.  But, God’s promise of restoration brought light back into my eyes. This was the year, after so many dark, endless months of crying out to God for healing and purposeful work that He would restore what the enemy had taken from me. 

As the months of 2018 went by I searched high and low for signs of God’s provision.  Like a scout in battle, I was on high alert for any sign of movement that might indicate where God was working.  He promised restoration, and I was desperate and ready for it.  Nearly every day I prayed for vision and direction – where are you leading me, Lord?  Where do I go from here? What do you want from me?  He spoke the same words in response every time – seek My heart.

I felt like I was in the dark with a weak flashlight…” Continue reading here.

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