The beginning of May places us in the heart of Spring. As we look around, we see the Earth back is full of life and vibrant color. The weather is warmer and the days are longer making starkness of Winter seem like a distant memory. Just as God allows nature to experience restoration and refreshing, He wants us to experience that same healing spiritually. We all know first hand that life can be hard and is far from fair or perfect. But God wants us to find our restoration and refreshing in Him. In the same manner in which you would do some “spring cleaning” for your home, take the time and examine yourself to see if there are things which need to be “cleaned out” of your heart, mind or life.
Here are some verses that touch on Restoration & Refreshing. We pray they encourage and are a blessing to your life!
Verses are in English Standard Version
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.
For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.