There are times in our walk with God where we feel like nothing is happening – a spiritual barrenness. During these times, even though it may not feel like it, God is working in our lives! He often uses those times to draw us closer where we are more able to hear his voice and gain incredible strength and endurance that only God can provide.
For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.” (2 Cornithians 13:9)
In these times, don’t give up! As we press on, keeping our focus on God alone, life and our overall state-of-mind is more positive. Whatever we focus on becomes bigger. So, why not use that same concept to decide to only focus on God? This makes him bigger than any obstacle, setback, or situation we face!
During your quiet time with God, make your needs and concerns known. Cry out to him. The Lord will lead you into refreshment for your mind, body, and spirit.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” (Matthew 11: 28-30)
In Him is where we find healing, restoration, refreshment, and rest. God wants us to make it known that He’s the one who restores our lives no matter what we face. Because God loves us, he leads us into quiet times, as well as into places of rest. This is where God renews the soul.
Additional Verses to Study God’s Restoration and Refreshment:
“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.” (Psalm 51:12)
“He renews my strength.He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” (Psalm 23:3)
“Lord, You’ve been so good to me! I’m in need refreshment and renewal that only You can provide. As I focus more on You, I am made more aware of Your love all around me.”
Wishing you all a great week!