Don’t lose a soft, gentle heart. It is easy to be angry, easy to feel what is evident, what everyone else feels. It’s good to understand our emotions, but ultimately consider the Holy Spirit’s influence in cohesion with our spirit and reason. Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” We connect with God about the spirit of a matter, we know in 1 Corinthians 13:13 now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. These are concepts unseen, but manifest in life, and are what truly matters. This is where we can invest our time wisely, so that perhaps we can share the moments with God, allowing his spirit to be active in our decision to live in God’s spirit, attributes listed in Galatians 5:22 love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self control. These attitudes are the reward, the inheritance of God active now, and available in every moment to genuinely experience love.
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. We experience God’s love through the Holy Spirit our helper. In prayer, we open our reason and allow our spirit to be active and surrendered to God. John 14:1 Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. We put our trust and belief in God’s person rather than our own power. This doesn’t mean we are not empowered people persevering to reach our goals. It does mean that even if the goals are not reached, our identity and purpose in a relationship with God never changes. There is a peace that remains steady. Resting in Christ is sharing in his nature, not being dependent on a specific outcome. When it comes to the heart, being secure is not based on how much money, or many people are around, but rather on not losing heart or trust, or hope, or faith. There is peace in God no matter what the struggle.