Messes into Miracles 

Repent. Restore. Refresh. 
The word “refreshed” has been on my mind this past week. Maybe because it’s summertime. Maybe because everyone is on vacation. I don’t know. As I was reading through God’s word I noticed a pattern. To be refreshed, you have to be restored. To be restored, you have to repent. 
Repent-

Feel sincere regret about one’s wrongdoing 
Restore-

Return to a previous state or condition 
Refresh-

give new strength or energy to
What an amazing promise! Not only will God return us back to where we were before we hit rock bottom – He will lift us up even higher. He will give us new strength and energy. He can and will turn our messes into miracles; we just have to be willing to repent. 
Human beings are prone to making messes, but that doesn’t mean we have to live in that mess. God’s word chronicles mess after mess being turned into a beautiful miracle. 
“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” -Acts 3:19

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