God can take the most broken pieces of our lives and redeem and restore all that was lost.
Redemption is a life change! Sometimes it comes about in the subtlest of ways... in our day to day living or by persevering through the challenges and struggles we face. It's not a big monumental, look at me moment. It occurs when we least expect it; when we give little notice or thought too!
Redemption looks something like this; allowing God to do the work that needs to be done.
The work that has to take place to be more like what He'd have us be and not who we desire ourselves to be. Then, and only then, are we able to see that every aspect of who we once were without Him completely changes. We become redeemed!
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." — 1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)
It is when we go through God's chiseling process and emerge as His masterpiece that our hearts are changed and lives are made new. It is when we are deconstructed and our self imposed built up walls are removed, that God's work has the ability to heal us, to make us whole, and to bring light into our lives. Then, true and genuine change from who we once were without Him to who we are with Him, takes place. We begin to learn and understand just how God can take the most broken parts of our lives and redeem and restore all that was lost, giving us so much more than we truly thought could happen for us.
It's really that simple. But it can also be as complex (depending on the path we take - the changing) as seeking God's will for our lives, learning what grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness look like and letting God do what needs to be done to bring a complete renewal, restoration, and redemption.
Are you ready to be made new and allow God to put the pieces of your broken life back together? If so, we encourage you to check out our weekly Crisis to Thriving podcast available on both Podean and YouTube. This podcast is designed to teach you a new way of living. You can find more information by visiting www.thevalorcenter.org/podcast or our YouTube channel HERE.