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Restoration journey.

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I was never the girl who wanted… needed… a diamond ring. I never dreamed about a white knight or my wedding day. It wasn’t my number one girl-hood fantasy to be “swept off my feet.”

I just wanted love. Trust.

Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.

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Chatham Lighthouse Beach, Massachusetts

I will trust God, I said.

I learned that men I cannot always trust.

Prince Charmings could be Prince Harmings in disguise, I saw.

I learned along the way, that yes, it’s true, even friends can break your trust.

And sometimes, no matter how well-intentioned people are, they will always fall-short.

No expectations of people.

Jesus is my standard.

All help is from the Lord.

I wanted a deep knowing that trust could exist and be sustained as I felt it to be perhaps the most blissful emotion of all human emotions. Trust, above love even, provides a rest in our human relationships. It makes us feel like we are always at home in safety and love.

Trust is a knowing that even if you fail… even if you make a mistake, stumble, or err, that the love and support will still be there to hold you. But trust is so easily shattered in human relationships.

Once broken in a relationship, we are scared.

We step back.

We turn away.

We defend, protect and run.

Darkness becomes more comfortable, because it is safer, or so we think.

Often, necessarily. Because turning away from a broken relationship or a broken past can also be vital to healing.

I’ve heard the metaphor that broken trust is akin to a crumpled piece of new, flat office paper. Once crumbled, folded and misshapen, it is impossible to return it to its original form – fresh, flat, new and untouched.

When someone hurts us or breaches our trust, it is the worst kind of pain. It is a pain so deep it seems that no light can ever reach that place. But with God all things are possible.

Seriously, I’m not just blowing fairy dust around.

Restoration is possible.

And it’s amazing!

Maybe the human relationship cannot be restored back to its original form, but the Lord longs to restore our souls back to love. Back to a place of trust. Back to home. God is searching everywhere for those whose hearts are pure.

Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4

Be encouraged today if your trust has been broken.

Know that with man restoration is often impossible, but with God all things are possible.

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