This morning I woke up much later than usual, which threw my day off. Then Ray and I had some “intense domestic fellowship,” as our friends Don and Gala dub marriage conflicts, over something stupid (usually arguments between married couples are!).
As I sat in my sunroom having coffee with God, I prayed, “God, I need a reset button for this morning. I need a reset button for my life.”
Do you ever feel that way? The good news is that with Jesus, you have “a reset button.”
He exchanged His life for yours, His perfection for your sins, His healing for your sickness, His heavenly riches for your poverty of spirit (and finances), His eternal promises and hope for your discouraging trials and tests, His joy for your tears, His beauty for your ashes.
I haven’t had a perfect life. In fact, I’ve been through so much in my life that a TV researcher interviewing me for a possible TV segment last year said, “Beth, you’ve been through so much in your life that it could easily be made into 3 movies.”
If I had a reset button for my life, I’d do a lot of things differently. But all I have is the present-today. That’s all you have, too. And through Christ we can have a reset button right this moment.
Whatever you’re going through, God is there. He loves you. He has a good plan for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11)
If you’ve messed up, ask His forgiveness. (1 John 1:9)
If you need healing, Jesus is the Healer. (Psalm 107:20)
If you don’t know what to do, pray for wisdom and direction. (James 1:5-6)
If you feel discouraged, there is always hope with Christ. (Romans 5:2-7)
If you need a miracle, nothing is impossible with God. (Matthew 19:26)
If you have a dream in your heart, God has more for you than you can even think or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20, The Message)
Remember, with God there is a reset button for today.
Had a hard life? Going through trials and tests which seem overwhelming? I relate. Read the story of my childhood sexual and physical abuse, 3 abortions, and adulterous affairs and the healing and hope I found through Jesus Christ in my book, Promises In The Dark: One Woman’s Search for Authentic Love, by clicking here. Available for sale at BethJones.net, Amazon for your Kindle, and Barnes & Noble for Your Nook.