The Heavy Heart - Your Daily Forward Devotional

The Heavy Heart

With Tiffany Crawford

June 19, 2020

I’m the mom of three boys. Being a mom of three boys is like a three-ring circus meets Wrestlemania meets Fail Army. In other words, I could be afraid a lot because I never know what’s going to happen to a kid at any given moment.

However, one thing I’ve learned is I don’t need to fear because God’s Word gives me peace.

Psalm 94:19 says, “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”

Experiencing fear is never enjoyable, but it seems to be worse when facing it alone. That’s why I’m thankful that I’ve got a heavenly father who is always there for me. Not only is He there for me, but this psalm tells me that no matter how heavy my heart is, God is ready to pick me up…to cheer my soul.

God’s Word is full of his promises of protection, consolation, present, and future hope, and so much more.

No matter what you’re facing today, remember, God is there for you. He cares for you. He knows your pain, your sorrow, and your fear. Turn to Him and let Him comfort you today.

Text in Context:
Read Psalm 94.

Reflect: What is the psalmist’s chief complaint? What is the psalmist’s warning? How is God addressed in the psalm?

Respond: When do you feel freer to come to God? Is it when you’re happy? Sad? Angry? Something else? Why? When has God come to your rescue? How did this impact your view of God?

Prayer: Father, thank you for being open to my every thought and feeling. Help me turn to you in all circumstances. Amen.

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Uplifting verse
God thank you for present in my life
I pray that God will protect me from evil and destruction. well reading God's word and in prayer.
I pray the Lord's strength in me to pursue and prevail in these turbulent days. I hold fast to the instructions and direction of the. Holy Spirit that I may not ever to the right or to the left, keeping my eyes steadfast on the Almighty Abba!
Thank You Lord for cheering my soul when my heart gets heavy with fear.....even though You did not give us a spirit of fear but of POWER....LOVE and a SOUND MIND. Help us to draw for Your word when we get fearful
God thank you care for me
Sometimes I don't think God cares for me the way he does for others and I feel less than a joint heir with Christ, then the Holy Spirit steps in and reminds me of whom I am
Yes, fear is fear no matter what colour we are. But we have a Heavenly Father Who has no favourites and loves us unconditionally, and has promised never ever to leave us alone! He's always" working" on our behalf even when we don't see it!
Thank you for sharing Tiffany. At times life can become so challenging, making us fearful. But thanks be to God for the hope and trust we have in Him! Lord, thank You that whatever our circumstances are, we have confidence that You will never leave or forsake us. You stick closer than a brother!
Now imagine if your 3 boys were black. How much more fear?
Enjoyed listening to this devotional. Very encouraging
Praise the Lord! There’s so much hope if we know the Lord.
Glory to God ☝️
God helps me to do the right thing even when it is hard in making the right decision.
The psalmist’s chief complaint is regarding the seeming prosperity of the wicked and that they think the Lord doesn't see or care. They consider him irrelevant. The psalmist warns that it would be foolish to think that the Lord will not judge the wicked. God is referred to as the Lord who will not forsake his people even as he disciplines them. He is a stronghold and refuge and his consolations cheer his children's overwhelmed soul.
Thank you. Sometimes just a little reminder puts one back on track
Thank you. This devotion is what I do need today. Amen.
When we focus on helping others, our cares seem to fade away.
How is it you know what I am thinking and feeling? Everytime I open this , you hit what I am feeling on the nail. Thank you. Amen
When two or more are gathered together in my name I am with you. This special blessing tells us the power and comfort of not being alone. Jesus is always with us but we recognize it more when we are together. Amen
Thank you very much for this verse..