What to Do with the Cares of Your Heart

Recently I was reading Psalms during a wait and I’ve just soaked myself in the Psalms lately. It seems I read one and then just keep going and pretty soon, I’ve read ten or fifteen without stopping.

God’s Word is so relevant and current. Each time I read, I find myself thinking “Wow, that was for today.”

Psalm 94:19 fed my soul in particular:

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

I identify with the first part of the verse because it seems that the cares of my heart are many quite often. There’s a lot happening in our world today. And just ask my husband, I have a lot of cares in my heart.

I care for people who write to me here on the blog.

I care for people I pass on the street.

I care for the families who have children with MPS, the same disease as my Taylor girl, and I pray for them, often not knowing the words to say.

I care for my children as they learn to make good decisions.

I care for Taylor as we walk the road of suffering while she fights a terminal neurologically degenerative disease.

I’ve only listed some of my cares. But I know you have many cares too.

Heartache, disease, disaster, depression, financial problems, marital problems, family problems…

Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to do with the cares of your heart.

But the Psalmist writes:

Care and cheer can coexist in our soul when we place our faith and trust in the promises of God’s Word.

I just wanted to share this simple encouragement with you today. For extra encouragement, check out this list of verses for trusting God in tough times or this list of verses for when you are struggling to understand God’s plan.

Have a thriving Thursday!

Rachel

 

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9 Comments

  1. I just came across your blog last night, and I feel God led me here. Thank you for your transparency and encouragement. I’ve bookmarked your site and I will be back!

  2. Rachel, I always get excited when I see you’ve posted something on your blog because I know it will make my day that much better.
    Thank you so much.

  3. Lately I go around saying this verse: “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
    Isn’t it interesting that this sounds like a command? I am asking for God’s grace and strength to be obedient to it. Thank you for all the verses….WONDERFUL COMFORT.

  4. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? says:

    Great post! Loved this message today – but I just love the Psalms!

  5. I’m thankful for you! You are so encouraging. Thank you for praying for so many and always pointing us back to Gods Word!

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