This afternoon as I was talking to God and just thinking about some recent issues, I remembered a verse I read this morning:
“Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14 NIV)
The phrase “Take Heart” made me think, what does that mean? What does it mean to “take heart“? So I began to look for other places in the bible where it tells us to take heart, here are some of those:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.” Matthew 9:22
If you look at these verses, it seems like it means “Be encouraged” or “Dont Worry” … Thats exactly what I needed to hear today. I will wait on God, for he is my savior and my healer. Even though we are faced with an issue where there is nothing I can do to help, I will trust and have faith in the one who promised to always be there beside me. See in the famous Psalms 23, he says:
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
Notice it talks about how God walks “with us” through the hard times. It doesn’t say that He keeps us out of hard times, but that He is right there with us, and in Him we can take comfort. Its during the hard times that your true character is displayed. I know there will be good days and hard days, but I know I will come out of this trial stronger than before I entered it.
God Bless you all in Christ Jesus!