Can I be really honest and tell you that most of my life, I have hated that scripture?
I did and to make matters worse, it seemed that every other time someone prayed over me, this is the scripture they would quote. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to punch someone after they prayed over me!
Not terribly spiritual, I know, but I am just being honest.
This morning, I had another really neat experience. I was contacted by one of my many Ranchers from a life time ago. One of the girls I was a counsellor to and then developed a penpal relationship with for years.
(I still have her letters, drawings and photos tucked away with others from my ranch days)
She had such sweet words of affirmation for me and then God reminded me of others with which I have reconnected recently through the "Facebook Beast".
I only joined to be ready to stay in contact with my son when he leaves in the fall...could God have had other plans?
He reminded me of so many wonderful people, many of which I had all but forgotten, people who have shared wonderful memories.
All from another time and place...from a period of time I guess I had mostly chosen to forget. From the very years that I thought of when people would quote that scripture over me...my thought was always the same:
"He can't give me that time back, He can't change the way things were...How could he possibly restore?!?"
Is it possible, that what I am processing and trying to come to a greater understanding of...is God showing me the bigger picture in order to restore the good and the wonderful of those very years? All that was stolen and eaten through a few bad experiences?
Maybe He really is able to restore all...
He truly is a God of wonders.