Monday, May 7, 2007
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”
Have you ever felt troubled in your heart—agitated, stressed-out, or uncertain about tomorrow? Or to put it another way, have you ever driven on a freeway in Southern California?
There is a lot to be afraid of these days, isn’t there? Maybe something has happened to you recently that has turned your world upside down. Maybe you have been wondering whether God really is aware of the problems you are facing right now.
That is exactly how the disciples of Jesus felt. They were downhearted. They were discouraged. When they were all gathered in the Upper Room for the Passover feast, Jesus told them that one of them was going to betray Him. Then He identified Judas Iscariot as the betrayer. Not only that, but Jesus also said Simon Peter would deny Him—not once, not twice, but three times. The disciples’ whole world was turned upside down. And then Jesus began talking about leaving them, about being crucified. They thought, What is going on?
Maybe you feel that way. Maybe there is uncertainty in your future. As you look at your fears and concerns, look at what Jesus said to His disciples and to us today: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me” (John 14:1). This verse could also be translated, “Let not your heart be agitated, or disturbed, or thrown into confusion. . . .”
Notice that Jesus did not say, “Worry about your problems.” Instead, He said, “Don’t be troubled.” That is His word for us today too.
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