“For thus says the Lord: “Behold, one shall fly swiftly like an eagle and spread his wings against Moab; the cities shall be taken and the strongholds seized. The heart of the warriors of Moab shall be in that day like the heart of a woman in her birth pains; Moab shall be destroyed and be no longer a people, because he magnified himself against the Lord.” Jeremiah 48:40-42 ESV
One of the main themes when looking through my journal is how God has turned things around in my life. Even as simple as how He turned a bad day around and gave me things to be thankful for… to heavy places that feel so weighty in my mind. But, weaving through is a fresh start, a new beginning. I had always thought of it this way until I heard something by Beth Moore that made me think of it a differently. She was talking about rebuilding and how that can be harder. It can take more faith, commitment and perseverance. Sometimes things have to be destroyed before they can be RE-stored. I recently read a blog by Ann Voskamp where she wrote, “Sometimes it is best to re-break so you can heal right.” Ouch! It is no fun, it hurts, it is painful, but I am thankful that God is faithful and He fulfills His promises. And He will restore what is broken in my life, if I let Him.
“Behold, I will bring terror upon you, declares the Lord of hosts, from all who are around you, and you shall be driven out, every man straight before him, with none to gather the fugitives. “But afterward I will restore the fortunes of the Ammonites, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 49:5&6 ESV
Thank you Father that You are a God who doesn’t leave me where I am. That You desire to rebuild me and to restore what is broken. I pray that I would keep my eyes on You. Thank you for how You work in my life. Amen.