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"Let not your heart be troubled..."

- John 14:1

Like the disciples of the Lord, no believer is exempt from trouble. It may be from external circumstances or just the condition of one’s heart but trouble will come. Because the Lord had told them He was leaving, their hopes concerning Him establishing His kingdom had been shattered. He comforts them by having them look beyond their present troubles to a home being prepared for them in heaven and to His coming again. We live in troubling times. The world is morally bankrupt, sin is exalted, the political climate is worse than ever and opposition to Christianity continues to grow. Like Abraham, by faith, we need to look beyond the troubling world “for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” The words of Jesus speak, to us today, “Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” Jesus is always there so you can always be “casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.” That is why the Bible does not send us to a humanistic or psychological approach for a troubled heart. It sends us to Jesus! Be encouraged!

Scripture References: John 14:1; Hebrews 11:10; John 14:27; 1 Peter 5:7