“Take heart ” is a song by Hillsong United that I listened to over and over again three years ago. It was during a season of my life when I really needed to “take heart.” I wasn’t sure how I was going to get out of a few situations I found myself in. I didn’t know if I should go right or left. However, I held on to hope and to my faith and I cried out to God for help. If your week is starting off on a wrote note, let me tell you that there is always hope even in the darkest times. You might be down in the valley now but Jesus is with you. You might not know whether to turn right or left but Jesus is your compass today. He will guide you and He will get you out of the worst situations. I have been there. I know how you are feeling. Let me encourage you today to hold on to your faith and cry out to God. He will do the impossible. He will make a way where there is no way. My words for you today Monday are “take heart.” My verse for you today Monday is Isaiah 41:10. It says “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Friend, take heart and do not be afraid. The Lord will be with you all week long in good times and bad times. He is your God. He will strengthen you and help you. You couldn’t ask for anyone better to be your helper. He created the whole world and here He is telling you that He will help you. My prayer for you to use today Monday is this; “Lord thank you for your presence. Thank you for your love, your mercy and your grace that endure forever. Thank you for your mercies that are renewed every morning. They are renewed for me today. You are going to be with me and Your are going to help me. I have nothing to fear because You will not leave me. Thank You for listening to my prayer, for blessing me and for making me a blessing today. In Jesus’ holy beautiful name I pray.“Take heart. The best is yet to come. God is not going to leave you.
Three years later, the song “Take heart” still means a lot to me. The difference now is that I am anchored in the Lord and the message of the song to take courage is etched in my heart. I know what to expect and what I expect is that God will have the final say! Just like the song says “Should oceans rise and mountains fall. He never fails.” Have a great week!
Suggested reading: Psalm 26:8; Psalm 46:1-3; 1 Peter 5:7