The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want… he restores my soul. Psalm 23:1, 3
God commands us not to be slothful in zeal, but to be fervent in spirit. The problem is: we don’t have it in ourselves to obey His commands.
That’s why when Augustine looked at the commands of God He said, “Command what You will, only give what You command.” All of God’s commands call us to action, but we depend on Him in any action that we take.
In Psalm 23, David says, “God restores my soul!” This is something that He does. Christ died to save His people and He lives to keep His people, and because we grow cold, keeping us involves restoring our souls.
Aren’t you glad that God does this? You can trust Him to do it. He may do it through a sermon in which you know that He is speaking to you. He may do it through the visit and kindness of a friend. He can even do it through a YouTube video or a text message that hits you between the eyes. But whatever the means, it is the Lord who restores your soul.
This is what He does. So when you are jaded, run down, lethargic, when you have lost your motivation and you are in a funk, you can come to God and ask Him to restore your soul.
Where have you seen Christ’s restorative work going on in your life?