Your Dose of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? And why are you so disquieted within me? Put your trust in God; for I will give thanks to him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God.”
Heaviness and disquietude last only a short time. They should not take possession of my soul. Speak to your own soul; do not allow it to torment you and cause you grief. Say to it: Put your trust in God! Do not put your trust in sudden good fortune, but trust in God. Jesus Christ, who is God’s countenance, will certainly be my helper, and I will surely thank him for it.
“Triune God, make my heart firm and let it be grounded only upon you and your help. Then I will be helped indeed, and I will thank you forever. Amen.”