Have you ever experienced one of those days when you needed a reboot? A fresh start? An auto-pilot reset? Maybe you just experienced a life crashing moment or a spiritual malfunction that just came out of nowhere. Just like a computer when it’s been hacked, it causes a widespread of trouble. Some days, you just want to press the pause button and escape! Delete the whole day and start over! We have all been there. But God promises to lift us up and guide our steps. Even amid the mess and pressures of life, be assured that God is as near to you as your next breath.
Plan a special time for yourself every day. Interruptions can happen at any time, so ignore distractions during your “quiet time” and stick with it. Turn off the television, flip down the laptop, and hide the phone. This is quality time between you and God. Breathe. Pray. Listen. This is the time to think about God’s purpose for your life, meditations of your heart, and releasing of anxieties. Nurtured by the warmth of God’s word, He promises to renew, comfort and restore.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Psalm 23:3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Isaiah 61:3 To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds.
2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
Psalm 94:19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me, your comforts delight my soul.
I Peter 1:13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming.
2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
Jeremiah 31:25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.
Psalm 80:19 Restore us O Lord God of host; Cause your face to shine, and we shall be saved.
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Ephesians 4:23-24 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
I Chronicles 16:11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.