If restoration in a spiritual sense brings you back to a better state than where you started, then how do you protect that change? How do you protect yourself from tarnishing again?
Our protection from reverting back, comes from the power of the Holy Spirit residing in us. There's joy unspeakable as evidence God lives within you. It is this joy that is your strength to fight, to continually thrive, to break through the storms when others sit in them.
Jesus wrapped himself in flesh to die for our sins and out of love, he left us a comfortor, a protector, a stream of living water to keep us out of dry places. This gift of the Holy Spirit is available to every generation if you're willing to recieve it. The first step is recognizing you can have it, that contrary to what you think, just feeling the presence of God around you or near you doesn't mean it's inside you. There's an extra step and that's to recieve it. To surrender yourself, your body, the temple of the Holy Spirit, and give it all to God. Not living on the fence of Christianity but becoming a peculiar people, separated unto God.
To that person who can't find peace or joy in life. To that person who continually faces trials and feels worn out. To that person who knows theres something that is missing from their life. SURRENDER! Ask God for His gift of the Holy Spirit. Ask for forgiveness and express your love for Him. Open your heart with desire to be closer to Him. See the miracles that will happen in your life. See the miracle of restoration and a new thriving life.
If you desire the Holy Spirit, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will work with you and help you find that strength. For anyone that already has the Holy Spirit, please share your testimony here so others can be encouraged.