“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled”

“Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

Who says you have to wait until retirement to enjoy life??  Too many of us don’t enjoy the blessings we have in our lives at this very moment.  God desires for us to focus on the good and enjoy life.  Have you gone on a “stay-cation” lately?  Every now and then it feels good to just relax and enjoy the things right at home.  My Pastor continues his message from Sunday on learning how to give your worries, challenges, and disappointments to the Lord.

1Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

*You will never be able to satisfy everybody.
It’s better to realize this now, than later.  The most important thing is to trust God and do what He says.  The Lord is so concerned about our peace.  He wants for us to have peace, not anxiety.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

*God wants us to give Him our problems because we don’t have all the facts.
Just like a Rubix cube- if you lay it on the table, you can’t see all the sides.  Don’t get bombarded with other people’s problems because you have a tender heart.  Be led by the Holy Spirit before you sow money or time into someone.  This will keep you from falling for sad sob stories from people who don’t want to help themselves.

*Put some thanksgiving in your praise.
We are all blessed.  So, use what God has already done in your life as a predictor of what He’s going to do in your life!  Stay optimistic and focus on the good things the Lord has in store for you.

Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.

Something to think about: Take inventory.  Look at your home, your family, and your friends and thank God for all the blessings you have.  Some of us don’t realize how much we have because we don’t pause from our busy lives to appreciate it. Take a moment to stop and smell the roses.  Your life is sweeter than you know!

 

2 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing. So often we as Christians try to help others in their time of need. However, for some of them everyday is a time for need. The word tells us that
    God helps those who help themselves. If people would take an inventory of their live from a spiritual stand point, then maybe they can see what they are doing wrong. As
    Christians, we must first be true to ourselves and our God. I thank God for the personal relationship that I have with Him. Yes, as a Christian I am not exempt from trials and tribulations, they only come to make me strong. When things get rough in my life, I pray that much more, I praise more and I thank Him for all that he has done in my life and for my family. But the most important thing that I remember is that this to shall pass.

  2. Hi Carol,
    Thanks so much for your comment. I agree we must be true to ourselves and to God. I hope you’re having a wonderful week.

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