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I’m Such a Restoration Project

Gwen Smith

Hi GiGs!

Gwen here. There is a new lyric video for a song called “Restore” that I wanted to share with you. I co-wrote it with two very talented friends: Sue Smith and Carl Cartee. The song was inspired by Psalm 80, in which the psalmist continually repeats the phrase, “Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.”

It’s a prayer I continually pray… because I’m in constant need of the grace of God. I’m a total restoration project! And He is a generous God – constantly willing to listen to hearts that are humbled before Him in repentant confession. His grace covers our mess. His love reaches beyond our depravity. His comfort touches the most wounded of hearts. Restoration has been his game plan since the fall of man. His grace-plan! His love plan. Hallelujah! Our God completely rocks, girlfriend! He’s a loving, compassionate and merciful God!

All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:5-7)

Hope the song is a blessing to you! If so, feel free to share it with your friends!

Your Girlfriend in God,

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27 Responses

  1. Janelle says:

    I loved it! :) “Restore your holiness our hearts need cleansing…” Thank you for sharing it with us and allow God to use you. He has given you a gift :)

  2. Abbie-Lea says:

    What a meaningful beautiful song, It has certainly refreshed me this morning…. Thank you for sharing this wonderful gift.

    May God bless you richly today

  3. Gigi says:

    Thank you Gwen, I was led here to your site, our Lord knew just what I needed tonight….

  4. colleen says:

    enjoying reading the words on the screen sincei have hearing loss so i cannot hear the words so its blessing to see the words and understand . Keep up the good work
    you ladies are beautiful together and do the work well on the website as well : )

  5. Agnes says:

    Thx Gwen for sharing the song with us.
    God bless you.

  6. Christianah Coleman says:

    Thank you Gwen,my soul is lifted in appreciation of God’s love,patience and compassion.I am inspired. I am indeed a difficult, long-term Restoration project, yet He kept pouring His Grace on me daily.What a good God!!!
    Merry Xmas Gwen.I love you with the love of Christ.

  7. Sylvia says:

    We all need restoration! Reading this blog has inspired me greatly. I would love to get to a place someday soon where i can inspire people too with divine words and experiences. May you be blest Gwen! Jesus is Lord!

  8. Teresa says:

    Thanks Gwen for this song. I am like you a project in need of restoring and I know God is doing a work.
    This song really spoke to my heart.

  9. Louella says:

    This is so wonderful. In our women’s ministry-Restoration is our theme for this year. I am so very glad I took the time to read everything this morning. By doing so I was able to see that particular blog. Thank God. It is also great to know that you are in North Carolina. More thoughts and questions to come later! I am so excited! Thank God for GiG’s!!

  10. Blanche Diane says:

    LOve it!

  11. Rose Marie says:

    You have such a beautiful singing voice! Love the song! Thank you for being such a blessing! God is Good!

  12. Lurline says:

    Thank you for those beautiful encouraging words Gwen. When I saw the title of the blog I had to read it because I have been seeking restoration from October 2011 after falling big time — again. This has led to clinical depression for which I am still taking medication and God seems so far away from me. I keep crying out to God for cleansing and restoration. My heart is also FULL of such deep pain. Oh how I pant for restoration. Sometimes I feel like I have outdone St. Paul in being the chiefest of sinners… and worst of all, after becoming a Christian at age 17, now 50. I know God is awesome and faithful, plentious in mercy, grace, lovingkindness and forgiveness and I ask that you pray with and for me as I patiently await His restoration.

    • Betty says:

      Good morning My Sister,

      First of all, I just want to say Thank God for GIGs!! I’m so very thankful that God thru the holy spirit let me to this website this morning. I just want you to know that you are not alone!! I too have been struggling with restoration in my relationship with God. I too have been a christian since my teenage years, but now even the age of 56, sometimes I feel uncertain in my relationship with God. Yesterday, the holy spirit blessed me to here a sermon taught from Ps. 103, where it tells us that God forgives all of our sins!!!!!!!!!!! This is such wonderful news. He help me to stop thinking that I was so bad and that God would not forgive me for my sins. I know know that when I have these thoughts, they are from the enemy because he knows that once he can get us into stinky thinking, he has just about won the battle. So stay prayerful and know that God is in control of every situation and he has promised to be with us always…. Don’t let the enemy still your joy, because he will certainly try. Know that God loves you with an everlasting love and no once can snatch you out of his hands.

      Love you and be blessed!!

  13. Susan says:

    New here… Love the site, love the song. Thank you. :)

  14. Suzanne Baruday says:

    Love it! Awesome song.

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