Hello [subscriber:firstname | default:Beloved],

When a person’s heart has been deeply tested by the loss of a loved one or something they cared about, his or her soul becomes deeply wounded.  The Bible gives us the example of Jacob in Genesis 45:26: “And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt.”  And Jacob’s heart stood still, because he did not believe them”.  But Jacob’s heart remained cold, because he did not believe them.  Jacob, marked for life by the loss of his son Joseph whom he loved so much, did not think he would ever smile again.  His soul was in tatters!

What was snatched away from you, beloved?  Was a close relative called into God’s presence at a time when you least expected it? Has a fiancé(e) abandoned you and you no longer believe in love?  Have you unjustly lost a job you cherished?  I don’t know what caused the deep wound in your soul, but I have good news for you: the Lord wants to restore your soul!   This is not the work of a psychologist or a pastor, but that of the Lord.  This work belongs to the supernatural of God!

Restoration goes beyond healing.  A person may recover from an illness but still have serious long-term effects.  Restoration, in addition to healing, gives new energy to move forward.  Without restoration, it would be difficult for you to love your partner, who has abandoned you as before.   It would be difficult for you to dream again.  However, I urge you to dry your tears.

Beloved, know that the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, has the power to lift you up from this trial and allow you to move forward in life.    He has the miracle recipe to do it! 

To achieve restoration, you must go through several steps.   When Lazarus died, the Lord Jesus asked a specific question: “Where have you laid him?” (John 11: 34). It is important to locate the source of the evil and to speak to the Lord from the depths of your heart about this ordeal that is troubling you.

Then you have the right to cry when it hurts. There is a time to weep and a time to laugh, the Scriptures say (Ecclesiastes 3:4).  Didn’t the Lord Jesus once shed tears before the tomb of Lazarus (John 11:35)?  Weep before your God and expect Him to comfort you the best way possible. 

“Take away the stone”, the Lord Jesus then commanded (John 11:39).  Accept to remove the stone of unbelief from your heart that prevents you from believing that your soul can be restored after this trial.  Have faith that you can bounce back. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”, Jeremiah 29:11. Yes, Christ wants to give you hope. 

Jacob eventually removed the stone of his unbelief to accept the good news that his son Joseph, who was supposedly dead, was alive; his spirit revived, says the Bible (Genesis 45:27-28). You too believe in the restoration of your soul, of your life. It may seem humanly impossible, but your God is able to bring back to you the joy or marital happiness that you once lost.   Believe in the power of the restoration of your soul!   Removing the stone of unbelief was a necessary step in the resurrection of Lazarus. You too, believe that after this trial of painful separation, the name of Jesus can grant you the glorious restoration that He has in store for you!  Jacob said: “… It’s enough. Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die”. (Genesis 45:28). You too, proclaim that in the name of Jesus, your soul is restored, that you will rise in the power of the resurrection to see the glory of God manifested in your life.

May God bless you!

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