Peace in Your Heart

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

According to medical authorities, your heart will beat about 100,000 times today, and every day. In the coming year, your heart will beat approximately 35 million times! And during your lifetime, your heart will pump about 1 million barrels of blood.

How easily we can take the heart for granted. When everything is going smoothly, we might rarely think about the heart. But the heart reminds us of how fragile our lives can be. For the heart reacts to the events in our lives, to exercise and stress, to rest and worry.

In the coming year, you will depend on a healthy heart just to survive. But there also will be many ways in which your heart will respond to events in your life and in the world.

When the Bible talks about our hearts, in general it refers more to our inner being than the organ. But the principles apply to all aspects of our hearts, including the spiritual.

As the children of Israel prepared to enter the Promised Land, God promised His blessings, rest, and peace, if they trusted Him. But if they were outside of His will, they would “find no rest” or any “resting place.”

As we commit our lives to God with all of our hearts, He promises to direct and guide us (Proverbs 3:5-6). Even if we go through struggles and unsettling times, Jesus promised, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful” (John 14:27).

As you think about the year ahead, you may have reasons for concern and worry. Commit your way to the Lord. Let Him give you His peace.