God promises that He cares when you have a troubled heart. When you are going through troubled waters, prayer is the one thing that will lift your heart above your situation. You can find encouragement through verses in the Bible.

5 Ways that Prayer Lifts Your Troubled Heart

I have found real encouragement in a verse this week that I never noticed before. Isn’t it amazing how new promises can lift our troubled heart even though we read the Bible almost daily?!

When something happens to turn your day upside down, do you pray?

If you get into the daily habit of turning to the Lord when things stir your heart in the wrong way, you will pray when major things happen in your life!

He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer. Psalm 102:17

This is the #JournalingWeeklyVerse in our Jesus Journaling Facebook group. Each week there is a new verse to illustrate as we study our Bibles. It is amazing to see how God spoke to each of the women through their artwork.

Psalm 102 is a prayer of the destitute or afflicted.

It is a good psalm to read when your heart is troubled by your circumstances.

I didn’t just grab a verse from the middle of the psalm, I read this psalm in my Quiet Time.

… 16 for the LORD will rebuild Zion; He has appeared in His glory. 17He will turn toward the prayer of the destitute; He will not despise their prayer.18Let this be written for the generation to come, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD.… Berean Study Bible

It is good to look at the verses around the one that spoke to you and see other ways God will impress his loving care on your heart.

A Troubled Heart Encourages You to Pray . . .

For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. Psalm 72:12

Pray . . .


5 Ways that Prayer Lifts Your Troubled Heart

May Your eyes be open and Your ears be attentive to hear the prayer that I, Your servant, now pray [ask] before You day and night for Your servants, the Israelites. I confess the sins we Israelites have committed against You. Both I and my father’s house have sinned. Nehemiah 1:6

You can get so discouraged that the last thing you think of is to pray!

My life was so discouraging a few years back that the least I could do was get through each day. If it wasn’t for the daily habit of reading my Bible, I wouldn’t have made it through those troubled days.

Here are 5 ways that prayer will lift your heart by claiming the promises in this verse.

  1. Ask God to be attentive to your prayer! (Nehemiah 1:6)
  2. Pray day and night, continually! (Nehemiah 1:6)
  3. Confess sins you have committed against God! (Nehemiah 1:6)
  4. God despises no one. He is Mighty! (Job 36:6)
  5. God is Mighty in Strength of Understanding. He understands what we go through!

Our lives here on earth are NOT without troubles but God promises that if you ask Him and pray without ceasing, confessing your sins (and keeping a clean heart before Him) that He will not despise you.

He is mighty in strength and mighty in understanding what you are going through.

Because Jesus lived in the flesh on earth, He knows your every heart-ache and trouble.

Through prayer, the door is opened for the Holy Spirit to comfort your troubled heart. Do not neglect prayer as it is the very lifeline for this journey through life!

Are you going through things that are causing your heart to be troubled? Would you like me to pray for you? You may leave a comment or Private Message me on Facebook.