"How To Overcome In Troubled Times”
‘Let not your heart be troubled…’ John 14:27 NKJV
Jesus said, ‘My peace I leave with you…Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid’ (John 14:27 NKJV). Underline the words, ‘Let not.’ You can’t control what goes on around you, but Jesus said you can control what goes on inside you. How? By doing two things:
1) Filling your mind with God’s Word. Jesus said, ‘These things I have spoken to you that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world’. (John 16:33 NKJV). Rearrange your priorities and take time to read God’s Word each day. Process it, apply it to each circumstance, and stand on it in times of difficulty. You’ll be amazed at the results!
2) Praying about the situation, then leaving it confidently in God’s hands. Here’s a prayer to help you do that:
‘Lord, everything seems to be falling apart around me. Everybody wants a piece of me. There’s far too much to do and never enough time to do it. My head is clogged with all kinds of junk and my heart is ready to break. Lord, where are You? I feel like the disciples in the storm, the waves are too big for me. My cry is the same as theirs, “Somebody go and get Jesus – I’m about to drown out here!” Prince of Peace I need You. Father, who never slumbers nor sleeps; take charge. Let me find in You a quiet place, a place where I can pillow my head on Your breast, hear Your loving heartbeat and feel secure knowing You’ll work things out for me. This I pray, believing, in Jesus’ name, Amen.