Jesus said, “Let NOT your heart be troubled.” Easier said than done, right? Sometimes life’s storms seem to come at you in waves, and just when it feels like you might catch your breath, you’re hit by another wave.
So how do we follow Jesus’ command to “not let our hearts be troubled?” I want to hide in my room and plan ever bad worst case scenario out in my mind and worry obsessively (we are being honest, right?) But I try to do what David did when he was holed up in a cave, surrounded by his enemies.
I “strengthen myself in the Lord my God.” I remind myself that God’s plan for my life is good, and then I pray a prayer of gratitude. I might say, “Lord, you know this thing has knocked me down, but I know you don’t want me to live down here. You have a plan, and I’m excited about it. Give me the strength to get up, catch my breath, and move on. ”
God’s plan for your life is a promise of grace. When your heart is troubled, cling to that promise.
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you.” Jeremiah 29:11