3 Reasons Why Your Heart Need Not Be Troubled

This may not be entirely encouraging to you, but when Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not let your hearts be troubled (John 14:1)..."

He knew trouble was on the way, but it wouldn't overcome them.   

As believers, we have an arsenal of tools at our disposal, that when utilized, have the ability to calm any anxieties and troubles brewing within our hearts.

Jesus knew the disciples were purposed to carry on a great work. He was aware that they were human and would be placed under pressures to be as good, if not better than, their leader, the Christ. Jesus knew their hearts could grow faint or fall, so he encouraged them before they needed encouraging. 

"Do not let your hearts be troubled."

Your heart is the core of your being, and where your intentions live and die.   

Why does Jesus care about the disciples hearts? Because a loss of heart would mean a loss of courage, and without courage, the disciples good intention to pursue their purpose could've been thwarted.  

Are you experiencing a loss of heart? Have you been waiting for God to show up without any signs of relief? Do you think you're better off taking matters into your own hands without divine assistance or authority?

Spoiler alert: Your hands on it won't be better than God's hands on it.

Let this be a reminder to use the arsenal of tools, you have. If not, it will be difficult, if not impossible to persevere when you want to quit, and to praise God when you want to curse Him and die (Job

3 Reasons Why Your Heart Need Not Be Troubled:

#1 You can use prayer, anytime, anywhere.  

Prayer has the ability to break off whatever is trying to break you down. It's the oil you need when you're feeling dry on the inside. It's how you can cast your cares and how God obliges you with a response to those cares, and oftentimes God's answer to your prayer is through people. That's why hibernating or isolating from people for long periods of time can work against you. Lastly, prayer can empower you to do what you wouldn't be able to do in your own strength. 

If prayer empowered Peter and John to be bold, it can empower you too.

"After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly." -Acts 4:31 NIV

#2 You have access to God's presence, always. 

Presence, being able to walk and talk with God provides us with access to miraculous assurances that no one else could promise and deliver. It's through God's presence that we can be healed and made whole. As we abide in Him, we grow in our identity, personal power and purpose. We become liberated from the standards of this world, and producers of good fruit (John 15:5; 2 Corinthians 3:17). The presence of the Divine in your life could be all the evidence you need to not be dismayed or troubled by what you see or feel.  

#3 Your purpose inspires you beyond your feelings. 

Purpose says, there's significance in your being and an important business to do. It comes with lots of grace to see you through, and a blueprint (that probably won't be revealed all at once), so you'll become wiser with your energy, resources and time. Therefore, empowering you to speak up and set the boundaries necessary to fulfill your purpose. Jesus spoke up for himself often. He didn't let others run his days or how His gifts should flow. He remained prayerfully in sync with the Father, so he would know exactly who He needed to spend time with and for how long (Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16).

If you are currently unaware of your purpose, give it attention and time. Seeking after your purpose comes with great rewards, including confidence and clarity.

Currently, the {FAVRD} Women's Bible Study [that I host] is studying Jesus and the Woman at the Well. Jesus' exchange with her reveals God's love, provision and purpose for women, even when our past is hard to understand. Jesus understands. Are you interested in joining us? 

There's still time. Click here to join the {FAVRD} community.

In such a troubled world, it's easy to doubt and fear that all will not work out for you, but if Jesus advises, "Do not let your hearts be troubled," then His peace is greater than any problem. Let me know if this reminder rested with you, and if so, how? Comment below.  

In pursuit, 

Tiffany Wilson, M.Div -@tiffytalks

1 comment

  • ShoShana Skates

    “It’s through God’s presence that we can be healed and made whole. As we abide in Him, we grow in our identity, personal power and purpose. We become liberated from the standards of this world, and producers of good fruit (John 15:5; 2 Corinthians 3:17)”. This right here… 🤯Confirmation of my journey. Tks! Sooooo assuring and liberating. Stay on task is all I hear.

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