When You Need To Rebuild

by adustyframe ~ May 1st, 2012

Did your life ever take a turn that you didn’t expect?

Mine did!

Unexpected life events may leave you feeling destroyed and in need of rebuilding.

The good news? God is a builder!

He’s our Creator and He builds nations and peoples but He’s also able to re-build you after a trying experience.

Here are some tips to help you get out of a pit!

1. Make sure Christ is your firm foundation Romans 10:9,10

That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

2. Use God’s Word–find verses that comfort and strengthen you. Write them down in a journal or notebook.

Plaster them all over your house–tape them to the wall next to your sinks, write it in a big marker and put the paper on your fridge, etc

Understand that this process will take time. It’s like you were in the desert and now you’re sitting in the pool. It may be awhile before you feel you’re ready to get out of the pool. Soak in God’s Word and allow Him to rebuild you.

Isaiah 58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones;

 You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

3. Live one day or minute at a time.

 Set small goals for yourself–don’t expect to be done re-building all at once.

4. Practice thankfulness

Constantly acknowledge even the tiniest thing that you are thankful for.

5. Let people help you–(HARD one for me…)

Rely on the body of Christ to help strengthen and come along side of you.

6. During this process and after, allow God to use you to comfort and help others with the things He has taught you.

(sort of like a certain blog I write on….)

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

 

I adapted this outline from a Bible study I attended–I didn’t completely swipe it just so you know! A lot of the points were really good and spoke to my heart and I wanted to share them with you with my own spin.

One verse she shared was Isaiah 58:11 which I copied above, but she read it in a different version and I hadn’t heart this before. Here it is–then I’ll share why I was blessed.

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

The premise of my blog is that God knows my frame is dust….but look at that verse. He KNOWS my frame is dust, but he’s going to strengthen my frame. I never put that together before and I think it’s amazing! God doesn’t leave us to wallow in our misery or hurts. He doesn’t leave us with a weak frame. He equips us and strengthens us and helps us get out of the pit.

If you are in a pit, or you know someone who is, maybe they need to read my post today. Let me know what you think of the realization I had that God strengthens my (your) dusty frame.

Lizzie

3 Thoughts Shared to When You Need To Rebuild

  1. Barbara H.

    Excellent post, Lizzie, and I love the application of Isaiah 58:11!

  2. NON-Superwoman

    Great insight. And what a great encouragement to my soul today.

  3. Robin in New Jersey

    Yes, my life took a turn I never expected. Rebuilding is hard work. It’s costly. It hurts. And it’s worth it.

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