” Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation and uphold me with thy free spirit” Psalms 51:12.

Restoration can be defined as

1. To give back to someone or something that was lost or taken.
2. To put or bring something back into existence or use.
3. To return something to an earlier or original condition by repairing or cleaning it.

Psalms 51:12 was part of David’s prayer to God after he slept with Bathsheba and murdered her husband. David lost the joy of his relationship with God because of it. His moral failure came between them. David’s inability to see his own wrong doing was covered by his drive to cover his failure at all costs and Psalms 51 is an expression of this.

He is asking God to bring back into existence their relationship and to restore it to it’s original state of communion.

God will never leave us in our failure if we turn to him with a repentant heart in prayer. He is quick to restore his relationship with us if we come to him with a child like faith and heart. Do not let your failure bury you, but let it propel you to seek his forgiveness and walk in the glory of restoration and love.