Isaiah 58:12 ” Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.”

Elsewhere in Isaiah, God promises that Israel would be restored and the city of Jerusalem would be rebuilt. But when the people returned from captivity in Babylon and looked upon the ruins, in the wake of total destruction by enemy armies…all they could see was desolation. It was Nehemiah who encouraged the dispirited group to rebuild. He exhorted them to look beyond the obvious to what could be with the Lord’s help. “Jerusalem lies in ruin its gates burned, come let us rebuild the wall.” (Nehemiah 2:17) With God’s help, Nehemiah spoke life not only into the city but into the souls of the hopeless exiles…uniting them into enthusiastic and dedicated Repairs of Broken Walls, and Restorers of Streets with Dwellings. Is there something in your life today that needs to be brought back, restored, or rebuilt? Stop looking at the broken pieces in hopeless apathy and seek the Lord who is the ultimate Repairer of Broken Walls and Restorer of Streets with Dwellings…for as He promised restoration to the City of Jerusalem, He has promised it to you.

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