Let not your heart be troubled. You are trusting God, now trust in Me. (John 14:1 TLB)
We must watch to make sure that we do not fall into cycles of letting our hearts be controlled by our circumstances and stresses they create. God says, “Let not your heart be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in Me.” This is sometimes very hard to do. Jesus words show us that the way to eternal life, though unseen, is secure – as secure as your trust in Jesus. He has already prepared the way for us to follow into eternal life. The only way we can do this is not to carry any unresolved worries into our day from the day before, but we can encounter new situations that bring additional anxiety. We are taught not to carry our burdens, but to give over our burdens to Jesus daily. When we do this we experience His peace and joy. Jesus wants us to establish a new pattern for today, and He wants us to repeat this pattern every day. He does not want our circumstances to control our heart, but He wants us to take control of our heart. Every time a circumstance creates stress or worry, prayerfully hand it over to Christ and trust Him for the rest.
Holy Spirit, thank You for showing me not to let circumstances and stress control my heart. Instead, I must place my trust in Jesus Christ. Daily, I cast all my cares and burdens upon Him. I am secure in Jesus Christ, so I can experience His love, joy, peace forever and always. Amen.