Troubled heart: 10 Ways to Relieve Your Soul

A troubled heart is a state of mind filled with uncertainty and anxiety.

It is obvious that the world cannot be free from trouble, but how can you be free from it? Who can save you from the experience of hard times? Where would the strength to survive troubles come from?

I was shocked about the US statistics from verywellmind:

“In the next 24 hours in the United States:

1,439 teens will attempt suicide.

2,795 teenage girls will become pregnant.

15,006 teens will use drugs for the first time.

3,506 teens will run away.

2 teens will be murdered.”

The figures above sadly show a terrible moment going on unannounced in the midst of youths who have the highest population density in the world…

Today’s message would give practical steps to take for your troubled heart to receive perfect relief.

What Could be the Cause of a Troubled Mind?

A troubled heart occurs when it comes to: Loss of job, health issues, death of loved ones, financial hiccups, divorce, high incidence of crime, poor standard of living, civil war, business bankruptcy.

Moral degradation in the society, love of porn among young and old, political corruption, popular acceptability of abortion and division in the church. The cause is sincerely endless…

10 Ways to Overcome a Troubled Heart

Please, note that accepting Jesus Christ as your saviour does not stop occurrence of troubles. But your acceptance guarantees your salvation. Don’t be disappointed that Jesus Christ is not a magician, but be glad that He have the master-key that opens the door of peace to escape troubles.

John chapter 16 verse 33: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

When I found myself in serious troubles, I practised the following points below and my troubled heart received peace from the Lord:

1. Little Cry but Much Care

It is natural to cry when the heart is troubled but too much cry blinds the mind. Give care and love to your body, soul and spirit because you have many joyful times ahead of you.

2. Say ‘No’ to thoughtful expressions

Disallow regretful thoughts in your mind. Millions of thoughts with psychological images cannot ease your troubled soul. Empty your heart as much as you can and do the next point.

3. Singing Softens the Heart

Sing your favourite songs or play your favourite instrument and your heart would be lighted. Solutions to your troubled mind shall be revealed.

Philippians chapter 4 verse 6: “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

4. Deny Your Faith a ‘Travel Ticket’

Don’t give-in to a natural phenomenon where your faith melts away in times of trouble. Build a strong determination in your heart to sustain your faith in the power of the LORD.

5. Make Prayers and not Complaints

Complaints to the Lord through a troubled heart can lead to blasphemy. So, it is wise you make short intermittent prayers to the LORD when your mind is heavy. It works for me when I lost my first child. The LORD will speak to you and you would hear from Him when your faith is intact.

6. Dig Deep and Throw Out the Sin

There are some cases where your troubles are rooted in your sins. You don’t need a microphone to announce your wrongs. Confess to the LORD and take steps of repentance, your troubled heart would become healed.

7. Don’t Give the Crown to Fear

Tough times are accompanied by fear, don’t admit to it because it could lead to total loss, depression, suicide and death. Rebuke fear and sustain your faith in the LORD.

Isaiah chapter 43 verse 1 to 3: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”

8. Share Your Worried Heart with the Wise

“A problem shared is half solved.” Visit a wise God-fearing person and express your deepest pain to him. A simple narration from him can be a turning point for you.

9. Encourage Yourself through the Bible

If the wisest person ministers to you and you refused to encourage yourself, then your troubled heart would stay damaged for a long time.

I was a child of God who gained Masters admission to a University in UK but the organisation to sponsor me could not due to economic recession. It was then I knew that Christians are not immune against disappointment. I felt bad but encouraged myself with the word of God.

10. Put Your Trust in Him

I put my trust in the LORD when my heart was troubled and He blessed me with healthy children (no more death). He made me a business proprietor for His Glorious Ministry to grow…I can’t complete the count. The LORD would redeem you if your trust is completely in Him.    

Psalm 46 verse 1 to 3: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”


Troubles come in various forms but some of the guidelines above would save you from the mess of a troubled heart. May the LORD help us to survive the troubles of each day in Jesus name.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

2 comments on “Troubled heart: 10 Ways to Relieve Your Soul

  1. I am so sorry to hear you go through all these Kimberlyn. But, I encourage you not to get depressed. The only true friend is the Holy Spirit, so, pray and meditate on the Word of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit would speak to your heart to console you and to counsel you with the best solutions to take. I followed this advice practically and it worked. Your faith in the LORD during your trial time is essential for your victory as well. You are free to contact me through the contact form for more discussion. May the LORD make a way for you and all the troubles would cease in Jesus name.

  2. Hi my name is kimberlyn smith and I am having a trubled ❤️ that I can’t manage. am trubled with family, money for my children, can’t find a real ant true friend and my baby father

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