This past week I have been thinking a lot about the “reset” button. I have even been having the word itself coming into mind on numerous occasions these past few days as if the Lord was saying it to me, “It’s time to reset.”
I wasn’t clear on what He was saying until this evening it became clearer. I have found that my reset button often needs to be hit when changes occur. Whether it be a change in a job, or living situation, or even just going away for a few days, or even some times change in people or environment. (Perhaps this comes with being an introvert! Because change can some times unsettle me in ways that I least expect it to.)
This morning I felt good, I had spent QUALITY TIME with the Lord, in His presence. Not that I wasn’t before, but it seemed “busy” or rushed because of all else that was going on. Though I wouldn’t come out and say it, my actions were saying He was less important in the midst of all the changes. And I knew that there was unsettling in my heart but I was unaware of the reason for it or even how to deal with it at the time.
By coming back to His protection, His guidance, His rule, things were set aright. Back in tune with Him.
A verse from one of my all time favorite Psalms, I was also being reminded of…
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. – Psalm 139:2,3
“But so long as we are occupied with any other object than God Himself, there will be neither rest for the heart nor peace for the mind. But when we receive all that enters our lives as from His hand, then, no matter what may be our circumstances or surroundings-whether in a hovel or prison-dungeon, or at a martyr’s stake-we shall be enabled to say, ” The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places” (Ps. 16:6). But that is the language of faith, not of sight nor of sense.” – Arthur W. Pink (This quote focuses on seeing the good from the Father’s hand, but I have found that we even need to see the good coming from the Father’s hand. So that all things have its proper place before Him.)
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 107:1