Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Heavy Heart

"Do not let your heart be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me." John 14:1
Jesus is talking with His disciples. He has just explained that He was leaving them and where He was going, they could not follow just yet. Their hearts are heavy--although they don't completely understand the events that are about to take place, they know they do not want to be without Him. He comforts them with a reminder that He is trustworthy. And that trust in Him can ease their troubled spirits.
I am amazed by His words. When I find my own heart heavy, I am always drawn to this passage. It reminds me that my heart does not have to be troubled. He asks me to not let it be. He is just and merciful and would not ask me to do what I cannot do. So, I wonder how do I let go? How do I put aside the worry and fear, the disappointment and hurt, the confusion and desperation? How do I do what seems so impossible? He goes on to remind me that I can trust in my Father and in Jesus. Usually my heart is heavy because trust has been broken. Someone I love has let me down, has betrayed me,or has been betrayed, has hurt me, or someone I love, has filled me with doubt. And my heart is pained. Jesus reminds me He will never let me down. I can trust Him. He says the cure for a troubled heart is simply trust.
And so, I pray. As unbidden tears flood my soul and the burden of my heart makes even breathing painful, as I ache for peace, I pray: Pray for a trusting heart. Pray for the courage and strength to NOT let my heart be troubled. Pray for the peace of knowing God will take care of this. Pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit. Pray for the wisdom to feel God working in my life, lifting my burden, healing my wounds, and restoring my spirit. And so, I pray.
"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest." Matt. 11:28



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you okay?


12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We counl all learn this. It would make everyone happier. I will pray for you. I know you will pray for us too.

Lyndsay James

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very insightful. I forget and trust me instead of God.
Thank you


4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry for whatever is going on in your life. I will say prayers


6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will remember your words next time I have a "heavy heart"


11:09 PM  

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