By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. ~ Romans 5:1 (The Message)
That’s how God works when he redeems his people. He does so much more than save us; he restores us. Whatever Satan has stolen, God gives back. Whatever time we’ve lost to sin, he reclaims through love. The wounds inflicted upon us by the world are healed by his wonderful grace.
This is the Jesus we worship—the Savior who died so that we can live!
This is the message we bring to a world still bound by sin.
This is the only testimony worth telling—the only thing that really matters!
~ Excerpted from Soul Obsession by Nicky Cruz
Did you catch Paul’s statement there in Romans 5:1 – “…make us fit for him…”? That’s the restoration part that Nicky Cruz writes about. We are broken. We are fractured. We are wounded souls.
But our heavenly Father delights in works of restoration. And no amount of damage or brokenness is beyond His ability to restore. Like a master craftsman He loving pieces us back together. But that’s only possible when we are honest with our brokenness.
Entrust yourself to the loving hands of the Master!