Restore — Five Minute Friday

 – Restore – – Five Minute Friday –


Restore – verb

  • 1- to bring back to or put back into a former or original state
  • 2- to put or bring back into existence or use
  • 3- to put again in possession of something

As I’ve shared many stories about my brain illness I endured years ago – which I do plan to continue in some near future – there is one fact. I’ve accepted that the #1 definition of ‘Restore’ will never take place. My brain can not go back to it’s original state.

But you know what, I don’t mind. Why? Because God restores me daily with that second definition. God restores me daily, reminding me He knew what was best for me.

Yes, I can still feel a bit ‘in the dumps’, but God always restores me with a little spark, having me remember how much back to normal I am compared to those first few months. The main spark is that God carried me from day one which truly keeps me at peace because He proved He was obviously there.


Romans 15:13  –  Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

7 thoughts on “Restore — Five Minute Friday

  1. I really appreciate that you took both variations of the definition into use! Thought provoking…


  2. Thanks for your kind words.
    You helped me ‘restore’ the fact that my writings just might be worth it.


  3. We may never be restored (past tense) in this life, but there is healing (a process). It’s something we’re fighting for in our household, too. Thank you for sharing your words of hope and your desire to continue to be used.

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    1. Thank you. I do hope and pray God uses what I went through to help/encourage others.


  4. There may be no restored (past, completed tense) in this life, but there is healing (the process). It’s something we’re struggling with over here as well. I’m so thankful for your perspective of hope and desire to continue to be used.

    Coming to you from FMF #17


  5. I figure we don’t get do-overs, but we can make do. Pancreatic cancer is teaching me that every day.

    Praying for you, dear brave heart.

    #1 at FMF this week.

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    1. Thank you. I like how you worded it. do-overs and make do. God had me learn much from trials years ago so I can help others now. God bless you.


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