Restore me

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You have allowed me to suffer much hardship,
but you will restore me to life again
(Psalm 71:20; NLT).

1. Lord,
Refill me with your light,
For mine is burning low.
Rekindle me with your bright fire,
For mine has ceased to glow.

2. Lord,
Renew me with your truth,
Which I no longer see.
Refresh me with your perfect peace –
Make haste to comfort me.

3. Lord,
Rebuild me with your hope,
For mine has long run out.
Replenish me with faith and trust,
So I don’t yield to doubt.

4. Lord,
Reform me with your grace,
Or I will cease to live.
Restore me with your constant love –
I’ve nothing left to give.

5. Lord,
Repair me with your strength,
Or I will not survive.
Please give me back your boundless joy,
For then I will revive.



1. God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

The Lord will be your permanent source of light (Isaiah 60:19; NET).

God is a raging fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; GW). 

2. The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

God [is] the source of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3; NLT).

3. God [is] the source of hope (Romans 15:13; NLT).

Help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in you alone (2 Chronicles 14:11; NLT).

Jesus [is]the source and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2; CSB).

4. He gives us grace (Psalm 84:11; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

5. The sovereign Lord is my source of strength (Habakkuk 3:19; NET).

God [is] the source of all my joy (Psalm 43:4; NLT).

6 thoughts on “Restore me

  • Wow Ruth, we have done it again sister! We are in holy sync on restoration today sister.
    You portray the saint of God at the “end of their rope” clinging on to Him desperately, the beauty of this is that it is then that He turns up with bells on!
    I pray today that our Father will fill you and restore you – “let the joy of the Lord be your strength!” (Nehemiah 8:10).

    • Oh, I’m so sorry, Alan, I’m wiped out today, and haven’t even checked my emails yet to see your blog. May God indeed fill us and restore us all. With love from Ruth XXXX

    • You are very kind. I’m home now, exhausted and far from well. All I can do is to rest, potter, eat and drink after a long period of not being able to do any of these things! Today a friend visited from church, bringing Holy Communion, which was lovely, but very tiring. Planning to talk with my doctor tomorrow about all that has happened XXXXXX

  • Sister Ruth,

    You left off the end of Habakkuk 3:19: “He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” It’s the last sentence of a book written by a man up waited on God A LONG TIME.

    Here are a few other scriptures your poem brought to mind. Please consider them Dr. David Duncan’s prescription for your soul.

    “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I will say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” Lamentations 3:22-24

    “I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.” Psalm 118:17a

    “The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever—do not abandon the work of your hands.” Psalm 138:8

    The world didn’t give it to you, and the world can’t take it away, sister.


    • Dear David, thank you so much for your immensely kind and thoughtful letter. I really appreciate your concern. Don’t worry about me, though: God shows me many things, including states of mind that are not necessarily 100% my own. When he gives me the words, I write about these things, not knowing who the prayer might be for. I always pray that each blog will reach the person who most needs it. I still suffer, of course, but what I write isn’t always based on how I feel, whether pleasant or unpleasant. This is very hard to describe, so please forgive my inadequacies. Visions and dreams are much more straightforward: when I write about them, I just try to describe exactly what I saw. May God bless you for reaching out to me so kindly. I’m very touched. XXXXX

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