When we go through daily life experiences, sometimes we can't seem to find the answers to particular problems that arise. For example, there still isn't a known cure for cancer. Doctors have been searching for years and years, but they cannot seem to find a cure. I'm sure this is quite frustrating for them and for their cancer patients. But even in the midst of this, peace can be experienced. How, you might ask? It's simple - and the answer is rehab.
Some people think of rehab as a way to abstain from some type of addiction. While this is true, the general meaning of rehab describes no such thing. To rehabilitate something means "to restore to health or good condition" (Dictionary.com). Therefore, when a person enters rehab, they are actually entering a state of restoration.
Upon acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, He immediately becomes our rehabilitation. He is the one who brings us back to good health and restores us to right-standing with God. We do not have to worry about cleaning our own selves up before coming to Christ, whether it's to accept Him or just confess our daily sins. When we come to Jesus, He takes us as we are, takes us through necessary spiritual rehab, and makes us useful vessels for His kingdom. This spiritual restoration varies with time because each person is different. Some may take longer than others to be rejuvenated, and with the process sometimes reaps frustration on our part. However, we must be patient and allow God to work in our lives through Jesus so that we may become all that He has called us to be.
Jesus is not only the rehabilitation for our personal lives, but He is also the Great Restorer of the world. When He comes again, He will make everything right. In this, we can place our hope as Believers. Come... Won't you let Him restore you personally today?
Acts 3:21 - For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.