“Restore” by Chris August
I always happen to catch this song on the radio when I’m in my car… And while I absolutely love the song for several reasons — I can’t help but think about two specific people in my life — distant friends of mine — who are [secretly] struggling with their new life together as husband and wife.
They have no idea that I know (as it’s really none of my business anyway!), but the fact is I do know. And I lift them and their growing family up in prayer, giving it all to Jesus for Him to work in their lives.
The lyrics to this song are absolutely profound to me, as it signifies the reality of the way our world has become… I also relate it to other aspects in life (remember last week when I was feeling worn?) and I always feel encouraged because God is a God who knows how to heal — and He will restore!
I’m not the type of person to give up — so much, that when others I care about do, I want to take over the fight for them — when they are exhausted, worn, tired, and wanting to give up… So I pray 🙂
Nobody’s growing old together, we’ve made it easy just to quit
Love has become a negative percentage, why do we bother to commit
We’ve got a long list of excuses, ways we try to justify
Well, I propose to you the truth is, marriage does not have to die
I know you’re feeling like it’s falling apart and it can’t go on anymore
But God is a God who knows how to heal so just give it up to the Lord
And He will restore
He said with this ring I promise, and with I do she said forever
But right now if they’re being honest they don’t know if they’ll stay together
Let’s fast forward to the future after struggling on their own
They finally figured out they needed Jesus in the middle
Now I’m watching God rebuild their home
The enemy tries to come and divide
Trying to get us to give up the fight
But darkness will always lose out to light
‘Cause we’ve got the power of Christ on our side
I see you growing old together
I pray I find a love like yours
So if you’re feeling like it’s falling apart and it can’t go on anymore
God is a God who knows how to heal so just give it up to the Lord
And He will restore
Like it was before
You may have strayed off course
But He will restore
Maybe you are going through your own [secret] issues — I know I am! So just know that you are not alone — and before you give up — give it all to Jesus and I promise you, you will be amazed by how much lighter you feel! 🙂
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