The other night…before going to bed, I had been experiencing a heavy heart, due to all that took place that day. You see…one thing you may not fully understand about me; is that God answered one of my prayers…many years back…and that was to have a heart that would break in little pieces for others, who were hurting around me. At that time, I just knew that if I had a heart like this; then I would always take the time to reach out and encourage another person in need…just in the way God encouraged my own heart.
Anyways…after a very trying day, I felt it very difficult to lie down and rest, as my brain was still going full speed; so I took some time alone with God and just poured my heart out to Him and as we spent this time together, He led me to a couple Bible verses in Philippians 4:6-7, which reads… “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. 7 If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.”…and this is what happened to me the other night!
One thing I have never been able to figure out and that is this…why do we cling so tightly to the things that are weighing us down, when we can just run to God…pour our hearts out before Him and give it all to Him. The other night, as I did just this, verse 7 began to come alive, as I felt a peace that was far more wonderful than my mind could comprehend…and from there, that peace that had entered me…began to quiet my thoughts and my heart, as I took my focus away from the day and put my trust in God.
No matter what you’re facing right now…just get alone with God and pour your heart out before Him. He will listen and exchange the moments that seem to be weighing you down, with a peace that will truly put your heart at rest!