“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” John 14: 1
I am clinging to the words of Jesus today…and actually, every day…
In times of trouble, He is our Rock, our Shield, our Refuge, our Strength, our Answer, our Peace, our Hope…
And what is trouble? Trouble could be anything that causes us affliction, anxiety, fear. Trouble is whatever robs us of our joy. Trouble is whatever takes over our minds and makes us take our eyes away from Christ.
Trouble penetrates our heart and fills it up with dread, anguish, sadness, hopelessness and despair, leaving little room for the soothing presence of Jesus. Our awareness of Christ in us diminishes when we allow trouble to overflow our souls.
The antidote? Believe!
Believe in God and believe also in Jesus, our Lord, who conquered it all.
Believe that He will take good care of us.
Believe that no matter what, He is with us and He will not abandon us.
Believe that He loves us.
Believe that He will carry us through whatever troubles our heart.
Believe that He will take away the hurt in due time.
Believe in His sacrifice.
Believe in the redeeming power of His blood.
Believe that He can give us peace like a river…not like a dripping faucet.
Believe in the healing power of His hand.
Believe that He will deliver us from our current circumstance.
Believe in the all-sufficiency of His Grace.
Let us believe in God the Father, in Jesus the Christ and in the Holy Spirit who lives in us. Let us believe in the promise that He is coming back again. Let us believe in the promise that every tear will be wiped away.