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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

John 14:1, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

There are many times in life when we get troubled. The word “troubled” in this verse means to be distressed or disturbed. Jesus reminded His disciples not to be troubled because they believe in God. Jesus goes on to tell them about how He is going to prepare a place for them in His Father’s house.

Christian, there will be many times when we feel troubled, disturbed, and distressed, but just remember that this is only temporary. II Corinthians 4:17 says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” The distress will not last forever. Remember that this world is not our permanent home. As the song goes, “This world is not my home. I’m just a passing through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door, and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.”

We just need to learn to trust God. God can give us peace that the world cannot. John 14:27, “ Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Philippians 4:6 says, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Let’s realize today that the trouble the world brings us is only temporary, and let us learn to trust God. It will bring peace to our troubled hearts.

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