My question for you today is very simple. Yet, sometimes it can be complicated to answer it. “How is your heart doing?”
Is your heart automatically filled with negative thoughts, like “I’m worth nothing,” or “I’m not going to make it”? Have you been deeply hurt by someone’s words or attitude? Are you in the middle of an unjust situation? And are you mulling over it again and again, caught in a never-ending cycle?
If so, my friend, I’d like to encourage you today to ask God to reveal to you the source of this internal suffering. Perhaps you will receive an answer, perhaps not…But what matters is that you can open your heart to God and trust Him with the rest!
“What distracts our hearts distracts our souls,” Sara Horn explains in her book, How Can I Possibly Forgive? Often, our heart’s sufferings are like a “voice” preventing us from hearing the Lord and receiving the blessings He wants to lavish upon us.
So here is my encouragement for you today: evaluate what is grating upon your heart. Then, as the Word encourages us to do, bring your burden before the Lord and lay it down at His throne of grace.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (the Bible, Matthew 11:28, NKJV)
Releasing everything that’s weighing on us to Jesus is never easy. But it’s a life-saving process because it breaks down the walls between ourselves and the Lord. And then we are once again connected with the source of life, with Jesus, the best friend our hearts could ever have!
My dear friend, place what is making your heart suffer back into God’s hands and find peace, real peace, again!