Psalm 80:3, "Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved."
There is nothing more satisfying than an ice-cold glass of water on a hot summer day! It refreshes and restores us, giving us the strength to get up and go again! The same is true when the heat is turned up in our lives. Trials can sometimes beat us down and wear us thin. Daily stressors can be so overwhelming that it's difficult to relax. That's when we need to turn to God so that He can restore us.
So, how do we do that? First, start your day by asking Him to help you carry the situations and circumstances that are weighing you down. Then, ask Him for wisdom and perspective as you navigate your day. Finally, end your day by trusting Him to take care of the things you can't control. His eyes are on you every moment, He never turns His face away. And, He is our Living Water who wants to nourish your parched soul to restore you for another day.
Lord, Thank You for giving me the strength to face each day. Replenish my thirsty soul and shine Your light in my life. And help me to do the same in the lives of others! Amen.