I love God's truth and seek it every single day. His word is our absolute truth and in a time such as this we need absolute truth we don't have to question. Let's begin our week seeking truth and finding it through His word and what He reveals.
If you are like me... my heart has been troubled by the condition of our world and the difficult year we've had in 2020. No coincidence 2020 means perfect vision... Let's go to His word for truth...
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me." John 14:1
Sometimes we face circumstances in life that are just out of our control. No amount of our own planning and effort can make it better, or could have even prevented it from occurring. Hard things happen. We feel at a loss in how to fix it all. Sometimes it seems too broken. We may try hard to regain some sense of order, but life can still feel unbalanced, uncertain, even chaotic, because of the pressures that cling too tightly.
Jesus Himself understood these pressures. Over and over in His Word, He reminds us not to worry, not to fear, not to be "troubled" in our hearts.
And on the heels of the Last Supper, before His difficult journey to the cross, Christ offers comfort to His disciples, for He knew what lay ahead. He knew the trials they would all soon face. He could have said so many things in that moment, but these are the words He chose then, and the words that have such power for us still today:
"Do not let your hearts (inmost part, center of your spiritual life and physical being), be troubled (agitated, restless, disturbed). Trust (believe, to have full confidence) in God, trust also in me." John 14:1
As we remember this we are reminded where our true peace and security are found. We are certainly seeing troubled hearts and troubled souls... we are called to stand apart. He reminds us to guard our hearts for everything we do flows from it. How can we not be troubled when facing trials, loss, illness, uncertainty?
Only in Him.
He reminds us to "Trust. Believe and have full confidence in Him... He is our answer for every single difficulty we face.
But we can have hope, still. Right in the very midst of it, in the tough stuff, in the battle. For He is secure. He is trustworthy. He is faithful.
Let's give our troubles to God and remember he is trustworthy and working on our behalf even when we can't see. Ask Him for His Presence of peace to fill our life today.