A merciful reset

In an article for The Gospel Coalition Canada called “Better Than Before,” Darryl Dash quotes a prayer that was once handed to a pastor:

“Pray that God uses these days as a merciful reset of our lives.”

What a powerful perspective and prayer for us as well. That these days—as difficult and uncertain as they are—can be a “merciful reset” of our lives.

Is there something in your life that needs re-setting? Some priorities? Your relationship with God? Something else?

What if NOW was the time to hit reset?

It’s the perfect time. After all, things have changed and continue to change. You’ve probably already learned to adapt to various situations and demands—and more quickly than before. My guess is that you’re thinking about (or are more open to) the big questions of life—even in the busyness or loneliness of your days.

In Psalm 138:7-8 David writes: “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes… do not abandon the works of your hands.” David asks God to preserve his life… because he is the work of God’s very hands!

That goes for us as well.

Heavenly Father, preserve our lives! We too are the work of your hands! What do we need to change? We are open to what you want to do in and through us! Lead us into your goodness, into your holiness, into your truth, and into your love with greater faithfulness and courage!

Friends, what if NOW was the time to hit reset?

“Pray that God uses these days as a merciful reset of our lives.”

By Matthew Ruttan

–[NEW] My latest blog is: “The heartache of children during COVID-19.” They have experienced loss, and grief — probably more than we think. Here are two suggestions about what to do. Enjoy!

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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