Rebuilding the Ruins

Ezekiel 36:33-34

“This is what the Lord GOD says: On the day I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the ruins will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of everyone who passes by.”

God does not rebuild in our lives until He first cleanses us of iniquities. He will remove anything destructive in our lives before He builds something of permanence. That often means that we have to come to the very end of ourselves before He will start to rebuild. Rest assured, however, that if God tears down, His plan is to rebuild, and we would be wise to submit to His plan in hopes of gaining something entirely new and anointed.

God’s desire is to display His glory in us, and He will cultivate something beautiful in our desolate places once they are fully surrendered to Him. If you feel you’ve lost everything, you might very well be in a position for Him to rebuild. Don’t despair; look up and rejoice!

We often don’t realize just how much God has already done in our lives until we look back to our place of loss. If you’ve been a widow for a while, just think about how much God has done in your life since you first lost your husband. He has provided for every need. He has given you new opportunities. He has increased your influence, and He has grown you spiritually. Whether you realize it or not, He is cultivating your land and displaying His glory in you for others to see that there is life in Christ after loss.

If you’ve just encountered loss, rest assured that God is beginning a rebuilding process in you. Let go of anything that hinders your relationship with Him. His intention is to bring life to the dry and desolate places in your life so He might be glorified. As the old adage goes, when you are down to nothing, God is up to something! We all need a little renovation from time to time, and His work is glorious!

Have a blessed day!

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