Let not your heart be troubled


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And Jesus said to His disciples, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” (John 14:1).

Those are the words Jesus used to console His disciples, who were apparently troubled after He had broken the news to them that He had to go back to His Father.

It seems the disciples were doubtful that they could make it on their own—their hearts were troubled. After all, they had been with Jesus since the beginning of His ministry, and had gotten accustomed to having Jesus ministering to them, and providing for them—He was their source for everything.

Jesus knew His disciples were troubled. He could tell by the look on their faces. He knew that a troubled heart is a doubtful heart, so He immediately tried to dispel the doubt with the reassuring words of: “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.” The disciples, I am sure, were delighted to hear those words. Still, they were not enough to convince them. Doubt and fear had overtaken their thought process, and they could not see themselves surviving without Jesus (See John 14:18-24).

One of the ways “troubled” tries to attack you is to plant the seed of doubt in your heart. The presence of a “troubled” heart is due to the absence of a believing heart. But faith is like a strong gate that keeps all unwanted visitors out of the fortress of our hearts, while keeping safely within, all the welcomed promises of God’s kingdom. Isn’t that beautiful?

Jesus never wants the visitor named “troubled” to gain any entrance into your life. “Troubled” wants to stir you up inside, like the river rapid. “Troubled” wants to attack your emotions and keep you disturbed and miserable. “Troubled” uses weapons of fear, doubt, and perplexity. “Troubled” will try to harass you, annoy you, and defeat you.

But faith has mightier weapons! Faith’s victory is in the stillness, the calm, the quiet, the rest, and the peace of Jesus Christ within you.

15 comments

  1. John 14 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. It is so comforting to know that God loves and is preparing a place for us in heaven. He is our source of strength, and we have nothing to fear when we place our trust in Him. Thanks for writing the blog.

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    1. Thank you very much MainWriters! It is comforting indeed, to know that our heavenly Father is always looking out for us, and providing for us. He said He will not leave us orphans, He will come to us in times of need.

      God bless you my friends. It is always a pleasure to hear form you. Stay strong!

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  2. Hi Noel,

    I thank God, because He did not leave us comfortless! He sent the Holy Ghost, our Paraclete, our comforter to dwell within us. Praise God! We are never alone. Though we are troubled on every side, we are not in distress, because we have the “weapons of faith.” Thank you for such an encouraging word! God bless you!

    Paulette

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    1. Thanks a million Minister Paulette. We serve a loving God who promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. We are safe and secure in His arms

      Thanks again for stopping by. God bless.

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  3. So true, my brother! A troubled heart is one of my signs of wavering faith. Your post reminds me to consider the source of my trouble and then offer it to God through prayer so that I am open and can allow the Holy Spirit to work within me.

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    1. Thanks you very much Cinhosa. I really appreciate your input. The God we serve wants us to take our cares to Him. He promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us…God bless.

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  4. So very true. Troubled feelings will always creep up, it’s impossible to be completely rid of them, but it’s our choice if they linger. And focusing on the trouble itself rather than all of the beauty and positives in our life, like Jesus Christ, will make the trouble endure rather than the peace.
    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Miro

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    1. Thanks a lot Miro! I really appreciate your input. You are exactly right, troubled feelings will always creep upon us when we least expect. Thank God we have Jesus, He’ll take care of them for us.

      Thanks for stopping by. Please come again. God bless

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