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God Wants to Rebuild You

God wants to rebuild you…

“Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt, O Israel!” Jeremiah 31:4

When we begin to turn to God, to bring Him the rubble of our lives, often that’s when we feel more struggles and challenges come. God’s plan for us is to rebuild and restore. But the enemy has a plan too. The Bible tells us that he is a “thief” who comes to “steal, kill and destroy.” His plan for you is the opposite of God’s (John 10:10). He wants your life to remain in ruins.

Sometimes it might seem like as soon as we try to take a step forward with God, circumstances in our life become overwhelming and we feel helpless to overcome them. It’s natural at these times to wonder where God is. We wonder if He really wants to help us. If He loves us and wants to help us change, why does life remain so difficult?

In the Old Testament, the book of Ezra tells the story of how the people of God got together to rebuild the Temple and the city around it so that they could worship God again. During those times, a city with high walls protected the inhabitants from outside attacks. The strength of a city’s walls was the basis of its citizens’ freedom. The people of God came under many attacks while they were trying to rebuild and several times the work was stopped. Their enemies “discouraged the people (of God) and frightened them from building” (Ezra 4:4).

Your enemy also knows that if your foundations are repaired and your walls are rebuilt that he won’t be able tear you down as easily. He wants to keep you as a rubble pile so that you won’t be able to fend off his attacks. God’s plan is to rebuild you, make your foundations firm, and make you like a strong city.

You may come under attack, you may feel that the odds are stacked against you so high that you’ll never rise again. But, as the people in the story of Ezra found out, God “has His eye on you.” If something tries to stop the work He is doing in you, He will send His power to overthrow all opposition. (Ezra 5:5, 6:7-12).

If you feel like you are having one bad day after the next, and you are wondering if God is really with you, don’t be discouraged. The enemy wants to frighten you away from building your life into a stronghold where he can’t enter. Keep returning to the work. God will protect you and provide all the materials necessary. He will build your walls high so that you can be free. God is rebuilding you!

Written by Larissa Zdon for Treasures

www.IamATreasure.com

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3 Responses to “God Wants to Rebuild You”
  1. Kamrie says:

    Excellent post. I keep reminding myself that God brings new hope. I may be broken and my city destroyed, but God is slowly building me up. He is forming me in his likeness and beauty.

  2. Danielle Washington says:

    I have been exploring your website for the past few days and I love the work you are doing. I am currently living in Dallas Texas and am in the process of starting a support group through The Daughters of Grace and White Rose Movement for women who have been or are currently involved in the sex industry. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good Christian curriculum that will minister to the women I will be working with. I really want to help these women experience the love of Jesus and their worth and value in him. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Danielle Washington

  3. I took Be Better down, I needed to think and work with God…this is the type of communications I am getting from Jesus and God…

    I look at it as all being in me – God and ME together. Our God wants ME to build the God and me and to reduce the ME. The enemy you mention is Me. For some reason, our natural instincts are of Me, so the battle seeks to rebuild my SOUL (God) by transforming ME to God. This is a slow process, but I look at it as the goal is to get the God in us to about 90% of us and 10% Me. God is then driving the bus, but the Me never goes completely away, that would but equal to Jesus. So, it is a one step at a time battle that you have control over, but knowing how to turn your mode to God will only happen if you have a good communication channel to the God in you. The bible and all that goes with Christianity is one way to rebuild yourself, but there are many others.

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