and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Ephesians 4:23 NKJV
One thing I love about God is that He is always ready and willing to pull us back into Him, hit the reset button, and send us back on our way refreshed and restored. We just don’t take advantage of this benefit as often as we should!
We might be having a horrible day but if we are walking in faith we know that taking a few minutes to sit with the Father in prayer, Scripture, or silent meditation can reset everything we are feeling. Taking a few moments to think about God will reset our focus to know that He is greater than anything we are facing and that He will carry us through if we allow Him to. He will provide in the stressful moments of need. He will bring peace when the frustrations of life including our interactions with people are at an all time high. Let Him hit the reset button but we have to go to Him to do that.
We might be feeling hurt like we've never experienced before and have no clue how to handle it but if we are walking in faith we know that taking time with our Father can reset our thinking process. Here we are reminded that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). We learn that He will heal the broken hearted (Psalm 147:3). We learn He will comfort those who mourn (Isaiah 61:2-3). We know that He will guard our hearts and minds…if we let Him (Philippians 4:7). Return to Him and let Him hit the reset button.
We might be feeling ashamed of decisions we've made or the actions we've taken part in but if we are walking in faith we know that taking a minute to return to the Father can reset everything we are feeling. The word tells us there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1)! Repentance brings about restoration. His grace applies to every situation. Rest in that! Let Him reset our yesterday (even if it was 10mins ago) and keep it pushing! We're still worthy of His love, we can still be used, and we're still gifted! We all fall short but God never does (Romans 3:23). Let Him pick you up!
Although our situations might remain the same we have to remember that when we lean on God the weight of what we are facing decreases. Not only because we've come to God but because we've trusted Him to help us carry the load.
So today if you are feeling weary, depressed, hurt, anxious, condemned, not good enough, unloved, or just have an attitude for good reason or no reason at all turn to God so He can hit the reset button for you and start you on your way anew. Do this as often as you need to at whatever point of the day you need to. The throne room of grace is open anytime we are in need (Hebrews 4:16)!
Do NOT forget to turn to God today! He's our first line of defense. The only one who can properly reset us. The only one who can properly protect us!
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Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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