Don’t be dismayed. You have tried so hard to leave what you know is wrong and you have failed over and over again. I know because I have too.
Have hope though, God can restore your soul. He can repair your mind, and bring your heart back to Him.
Psalm 23:3 says, “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
The word restore in the original language carries the idea of how a shepherd returns a lost sheep back to the flock. Here though, in the famous twenty-third psalm, King David used it to refer how God can turn back and repair our damaged soul to Himself. David knew this first hand; he had committed the worst of sins in adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband. Yet the Lord restored David’s soul, He repaired it.
Go to the Lord, talk to Him about your struggles and ask for forgiveness, grace, mercy, and restoration. Then, focus on today. Ask for strength to live for Him today. Ask for Him to guide you in the paths of righteousness today. Don’t worry about tomorrow, just focus on today.
Jesus told us in Matthew 6:33-34 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
The secret to living victoriously for God is first admitting that you can’t do it on your own. Asking for His restoration and letting Him be your guide to righteousness, and doing so one day at a time.
Don’t be discouraged, just go to Jesus, the good shepherd, and let Him restore your soul. Let Him be your guide to righteousness. Let Him be your shepherd.