It brings a smile to my face to see the way God has answered my prayers this year!
I’ve been blessed to see God restore friendships with dear friends on two separate occasions this year. In both instances, I have to admit that I was often leery of God’s ability to restore those relationships because of the way things seemingly ended. However, today it brings me joy to share that He has done just that! He exceeded my thoughts and restored friendships with two very special people in unthinkable ways!
One relationship took close to ten years to be restored (read about it here), and the other friendship was restored after four years of no contact. Both relationships seemed to be as dry and barren as desert land. Nevertheless, I saw God’s hands of healing go to work and restore the fruits of love and peace in those relationships.
Perhaps you’re missing a friend or loved one today because of a disagreement. If that’s you, I encourage you to surrender the hurt and pain to God. I encourage you to ask God for guidance and direction, and then be open to the path where He leads you.
We don’t have to live with broken friendships and relationships. We can see them restored! There’s nothing in this world beyond God’s reach or repair.
If He did it for me, I know that He can do it for you.
Today’s Prayer: God, you know our hearts and you know our pain. We confess our faults and we ask for your forgiveness. Today, we surrender our broken places into your hands in exchange for your peace. Come into our hearts and purify our motives. Minister to our pain and help us to forgive those who have hurt us. Show us how to love. Teach us how to forgive without hesitation. Make today the first day of our best and strongest relationships with those around us. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
“Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
“I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.”