How to Restore Your Soul in Troubled Times

Apr 29, 2022 | Uncategorized

Lessons to Restore Your soul from Psalm 23 & 30 {Part 2 of 5} 

How to Restore Your Soul in Troubled Times

Greetings from my resting self! It’s been a while since I posted Part 1: Are You Craving Rest Down in Your Soul? on the blog, but that’s because the Lord has called me into rest. Is the Lord inviting you to restore your soul?

I feel rested and restored in this quiet season with the Lord. He has been whispering “shhhh,” over my normally busy schedule while I lean into His care during an extremely difficult trial. I am delighted by this tiny promise in Psalm 23: 

Psalm 23:3a (NIV) He restores my soul.

Are you longing to restore your soul today?

Grab a cup of coffee and join me in Psalm 23 and 30 for the how-to for body, mind, and spirit.

Restoration is the action of returning something to a former place or condition. As I reflect on my own joyful journey, I am deeply thankful for the restoration of my mind, body, and spirit!  I am in a brand-new place. A very exciting and welcoming place. I believe a place that God has wooed me to return to.

Is God wooing you to find rest and restoration of your physical, emotional, or spiritual health?

I was in a very weak place in my life before I finally included God in my health and wellness for my body, mind, and most importantly, spirit. 

Physically I was exhausted and facing an increasing number of chronic health conditions.  You can read my blog post Keto Heals: Exhaustion to see just how exhausted.

Emotionally, I was walking around in a brain fog and not making time for anything that required my mental attention.  I was not spending daily time in His word–for example! And I was living in denial of all the poor circumstances of my life. 

Spiritually I was ignoring the most important relationship in my life––Jesus. God does not want us to live like this.

I needed restoration for my soul and there is only one source to quench that thirst.

I love how much David realized this, too.  As I have anchored myself in the psalms during a tumultuous season, I see many examples of David acknowledging where his help comes from.  Here’s another passage where David wrote about restoration:

Psalm 30:2 O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me! 

David even went on later in this psalm to acknowledge his weaknesses as a man (Psalm 30:6): arrogance and pride. The Lord reminded him of His favor.  Recognizing the error of his ways, David cried to the Lord for mercy and grace (Psalm 30:8).

God heard his cries! The result of recognizing the One and only who can restore us?  Joy. Pure joy. A heart and soul overflowing with joy! 

What is the cry of your soul right now? Are you suffering from poor health? Does your heart break over a prodigal child? Do you worry about the pile of bills that stretch your household budget?

I cried out to God with mounting health issues, and He heard my cries.  I have been restored because of my complete dependence on the Lord. His mercy, His grace, His goodness, His provision, His guidance. It’s all thanks to Him. 


As I noted in the margin of my bible near the word “restores”–He revives me.  Indeed.

David goes on to acknowledge his restored life:

You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.
Psalm 30:11–12 NIV

Kinbane Castle, Northern Ireland.
Photo: Luke Flint Media, Belfast, NI

If you are in a season of spiritual weakness, let me remind you of the only One who can restore your soul. God wants you to live a restored and abundant life. He created you for worship and service––and I don’t know about you, but I believe we serve best when we feel our best. Restoration from our broken places is worthy of all praise and glory to God. Let Him help and be near to you while you walk this journey to restoration. Spend time with Him every day without fail! 

(If you are suffering from health ailments like obesity and related issues, I encourage you to explore the resources listed on my Keto 101 page to see if a low-carb lifestyle might help. You are worth it!)

My restoration comes first from God and then from taking control of my health and wellness in my daily choices. He empowered me to do that, and He will do the same for you! Take the time to read Psalm 23 and 30 today for further encouragement.

Restoration of Your soul

I’ll leave you with another song. I’ve been listening to this on repeat all week. It’s a beautiful song of thanksgiving for the restoration of a soul. “You’re restoring me, piece by piece.” I need a tissue every time I sing this along with her. 

Clean by Natalie Grant. 

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Share a testimony below of how God answered prayer to restore your soul from a broken place.

Originally published SEPTEMBER 9, 2018. Edited April 29, 2022. ©2022 Christine Trimpe