He restores my soul…
I recently had an incident where I could not remember the pass code for my cell phone. It was very discouraging but I had somehow drew a blank and just could not remember. So I prayed to God and asked Him to help me remember. After several hours of trying and having my phone be disabled, I decided that I would just have to go the dreaded route of using the recovery feature. The problem with this recovery feature according to the instructions is that all my data would be lost to include, pictures, notes, contacts, etc. and my phone would be reset to all the factory settings. But miraculously, as I went through the recovery process and my phone begin to exhibit signs of life again I begin to see my old information popping up and was given the chance to set up a new pass code! Once the process was complete everything I thought I would lose was still there. I was so thankful and excited! Instead of me losing my information as I thought I would, God intervened and my phone was restored to the state it was in went I first got locked out. I didn’t lose one single thing.
As I went through this frustrating incident, the Lord taught me some things. 1) Sometimes as we go through things and dread or fear the worst, God already knows the end result and has worked things out for our good (Romans 8:28). We just need to trust Him. 2) Sometimes God may not answer our prayers the exact way we want (such as me remembering my pass code) but the way He chooses to answer is always best and can show us something new about how he works in our lives. If I had just remembered my old pass code I would have missed out on seeing his restoration in this situation 3) When we honor God, He loves to restore us when we lose things. He is always working to give us more than what we even expect (Ephesians 3:20). The Lord definitely gave me more than I expected in this situation and I am truly thankful!
Thank you for being the restorer of our souls. Thank you for working things together for good in our lives. Please teach us to trust you in all situations even the little things in life that can hurt us or cause great frustration. Teach us to pray instead of worry. In the name of Jesus. Amen.