What troubles your heart today? Maybe it’s current events. Maybe it’s past or present hurts that come from living in an imperfect world with death, disease, and disappointment. Or maybe it’s the anticipation of difficult days ahead.
Whatever the burden you’re carrying, consider the words of Jesus: “Let not your heart be troubled…” But how? Doesn’t Jesus know what we’re going through? Doesn’t He see what’s going on? Doesn’t He care?
YES! He knows. He sees. He cares. And it’s because He knows all, sees all, and cares about all the details of your life that He gives you the key for settling a troubled heart—“…you believe in God, believe also in Me.”
Because of His faithfulness, we can choose to believe Him. You have the ability to set your troubled heart at rest by believing in God. You see, belief isn’t just storing information in your brain. It’s a choice that you can make every day—a choice that leads to hope and a settled heart.
God makes that choice a little easier for you because of who He is, what He has said, and what He has done. You have the word of the prophets made more certain on this side of their exact fulfillment. Even more, you have the words of Jesus Himself—words of hope and a promise to return to bring you to the place He has prepared for you so you can be with Him forever!
“Let not your heart be troubled,”
His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness,
I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth
But one step I may see:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.
It’s not getting any easier to be a believer in this fallen world. There’s a growing instability in almost every area where we’d normally find security. We have plenty of reasons for our hearts to be troubled.
And yet, Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled…” But how? Especially given our current circumstances? The answer is found in His faithfulness—the great and precious promises and prophecies He has given us. The more we look at God’s track record of faithfulness, the more reason we have to hope.
This hope sustains us and allows us to move forward knowing that God hold the future in His hand. We can face the future with confidence and boldness knowing that He is already there.
This past Sunday, we considered the prophecies and the promises God has given us so that our hearts won’t be troubled. Listen to our study from John 14:1-6 and remember His great and precious promises—fulfilled and yet to come to pass.
From Pastor Dom...
When I first gave my life to Jesus, there were friends in my life who helped me to grow in my understanding of God, through His word, and for those friends