Behold, I am making all things new. (Revelation 21:5)That promise is given us many times in the Bible, in different ways. It is a familiar prayer to many of us:
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)I don't know if that kind of before-and-after picture is in anyone else's mind when reading Psalm 23, but it is mine whenever I hear,
He restores my soul. (Psalm 23:3)It is a hopeful thing, whenever we see our own souls in sad need of restoring, to think: God makes all things new. And when it is done, it may yet be a thing of beauty.