Doubts and fears, like a tangled web, seize each day. New threats and what-ifs become unwanted companions. Rushing through life and pursuing busy work becomes the norm until one morning the words "come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28 NIV) resound in my ears. This is a promise from Jesus. Could he be talking to me? Is he really El Roi, the God who sees? Does he really draw near? Pushing away from my desk, I glare out the window. The whole world is buzzing with life. It is like a drama unfolding. The walk is invigorating. His presence surrounds me. Focusing on him overrides those doubts and fears; they begin to flee. There is a closeness to him I've not felt as he calls me to reset. Words of assurance float through my mind from Psalm 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Now it seems everything I see reminds me of his great love and his abiding presence. My prayer is you will find him faithful to untangle your doubt and fears and restore your joy as you journey through this little book, Reset.

--Gwendolyn Craddock

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