3 Soul-Settling Scriptures for When Your Heart Is Troubled

I want to walk in faith.  And not worry so much.

To be unshaken by my present circumstances and undaunted by today’s challenges.

And yet here I find myself troubled in spirit and unsettled in my soul.

 
So you might not know that we care for my mother-in-law and that she and Dad have lived with us for the past 17 years.
 
And how I love her.
 
And how she suffers from Alzheimer’s and hardly recognizes who we are anymore.

Yet it has become increasingly difficult to care for her – not because we don’t want to – but because her condition continues to deteriorate.

Among other things, she has this strong impulse to slip out the door and start walking out into the hundreds of empty acres that surround our property. Packing her fuzzy, pink slippers with her as she’s heading off to heaven.

God has called her and so she’s heading Home with her heavenly slippers tucked neatly under her arm.

And she gets fairly irate when we try and stop her.

Even downright feisty.

I suppose I’d get irate too, if you stood in the way between me and heaven.

Yeah, I think I’d get good and mad and put up a fight.

So, you see, we just don’t know how much longer we can handle her.

Yet I gave her my word.

Several years ago I took her sweet hands into my own and looked into her eyes.

And I promised that we would always take care of her.

Always.

But what do you do when you can’t keep your promise? And what will we do when can no longer keep her here . . . when all she longs for is Home?

What then?

And you, my friend.

Maybe you don’t have your Mom taking long walks toward Heaven nearly every chance that she gets.

Maybe you’re worried about your marriage.

Or anxious for your children.

Or wondering how it’s possibly going to work out with your finances.

Maybe it’s poor health or difficult relationships or your stressful job.

And it deeply troubles your soul.

So what then?

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