The Restored Orchard

Weekly Declaration

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As believers, we are God’s children. A child of God will reflect His character. Each week, we focus on one scripture while highlighting a declaration (Who God is) and affirmation (Who we are as believers).

This week’s scripture is:

When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, he enabled her to have children, but Rachel could not conceive. 32 So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, “The Lord has noticed my misery, and now my husband will love me.”

Genesis 29:31-32 NLT

Declaration

God notices our misery.

Affirmation

I am seen by God.

God is not oblivious to our struggles. He sees everything that causes us pain. More than just seeing, God cares about our pain. Just like Leah feeling unloved, God knows when we’re struggling with feelings of disappointment or frustration. And yet, God deals greatly in redemption and restoration. He can restore joy to a heart that’s endured loss and open the womb of a barren woman. There is nothing that is impossible with Him; He can turn things around.

A Prayer Starter…

Heavenly Father, You restore. You redeem. You see me and You know me. Thank You for listening to my cries. Lord, help me to lean into you when times are challenging. May I always remember that You can turn any situation around…. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

S. Enoch

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