Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world, you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” ~ John 15:27

“… and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:7

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.” ~ Isaiah 26:3-4

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” ~ Colossians 3:15

“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” ~ Hebrews 4:15-16

When troubles come your way one way to overcome them is to believe and trust in God. If you take your problems to the Lord our God you should leave them and not brood over it. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Scripture Verses for Meditation

“… I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” ~ John 14:2, 3

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua1:9

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. ~ Psalm 23:1

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” ~ Psalm 27:1

“My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” ~ Psalm 121:2

“I will both lie me down in peace, and sleep; for You, LORD only make me dwell in safety.” ~ Psalm 4:8

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” ~ Psalm 46:1

“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you shall glorify Me.” ~ Psalm 50:15

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28

“Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain you.” ~ Psalm 55:22a

“Know that the LORD, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” ~ Psalm 100:3

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” ~ Isaiah 53:6

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” ~ John 3:16

“He who believes on the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe in the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” ~ John 3:36

“Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? Even a child is known by his deeds, by whether what he does is pure and right.” ~ Proverbs 20:9, 11

“… If God be for us, who can be against us?” ~ Romans 8:31

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28

“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” ~ Luke 4:4

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” ~ Psalm 34:19

“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31

“Now the just shall live by faith.” ~ Hebrews 10:38a

“Therefore, having being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Romans 5:1

“The Lord never promised the road in life would be easy. Our journey in life often leads us through trials and disappointments. God promised to never leave us during our trials. Therefore, look to the Lord God with faith in the Christ and know that He will be with you.

Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for loving me and helping me to live You with all my hart, to love myself as You love me, and for helping me to love others as well as myself. I trust You, Father, and though I walk amid trouble, I know You will revive me. I believe You will stretch forth Your right hand and save me from all my troubles. (Psalm 138:7) Lord, I cast all my cares upon You because I know You care for me. (1 Peter 5:7) I know that no weapon that is formed against will prosper, for this is Your will for me as Your servant, O lord. (Isaiah 54:17) Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

All Scriptural verses are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Spiritual Wellness and Moments of Meditation Contributor; email: cburns@naavets.org