Have you ever had to tell someone, or multiple people some bad news concerning yourself? News that devastated you such as a health condition, a financial setback, or an unplanned and unwanted life event? Even though the news affected your life directly and their lives indirectly, did you find yourself having to comfort them? To offer peace?
This is the situation leading up to John 14:1. Jesus had just told the disciples that one of them would betray Him that very night and all the others (except John) would scatter and/or deny Him AND that He would be leaving them. Jesus’ heart had to be so heavy knowing all of this in addition to the wrath of God He would be facing on the cross.
Yet, He appealed to His disciples, “Let not your heart be troubled…” (John 14:1a) He told them to believe in Him as they believe in the Lord. He was offering peace and comfort to them in the face of trouble.
Jesus does this even today. He didn’t come to take away our troubles, but instead, He came to offer us peace and comfort to help us through them. He brought peace to this fallen world. Seek Him, and you will find peace.
Bible Verse of the Day
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.John 14:1 NKJV
Join me this week in praying with thanksgiving for God’s love and mercy. Pray that Christians all over the world focus on God alone and in so doing find that peace that only comes from a relationship with Jesus. Pray that peace shines through like a beacon in the storm for others to see and desire to have for themselves. Pray to be that light for Christ to the world.