Is your heart troubled? Is it troubled over situations in this world? Do you know how to reconcile your situation? Are you aware there is a way? If you were told how to release your troubles, would you?
Each day, when we wake, we have something that comes to mind that we can fret over. We may fret about getting our car to the shop for an oil change. We may fret about an assignment that is due for school. We may fret about a job interview. We may fret about an upcoming event. We may fret about something far more serious.
We often spend a lot of our time worrying about one thing or another. Jesus tells us not to be troubled about the future, that today has enough of its own in Matthew 6:34. Yet, we often ignore His advice and worry about today, tomorrow, and next week.
It’s hard not to worry about what’s going on in our world. Whether it’s the world as a whole or our own little piece. We have lives to live and with that comes concerns for basic necessities and wants. We strive to fulfill as many of those as we can for ourselves and our families. Sometimes, we don’t know how we’ll do that, and we worry.
We see in today’s passage that Jesus doesn’t just tell us not to be troubled about tomorrow, He tells us not to be troubled at all. Of course, He is talking about preparing a place for us in God’s house. He is talking about where we will spend eternity.
Folks, when we keep our eye on eternity, the troubles of this life become insignificant. When we are focused on Jesus and trust Him, we realize there is nothing in this world that can truly harm us. We have a reserved spot with Jesus and the Father for eternity. The momentary bumps in this life are quickly forgotten when we have our focus on eternity.
I pray we all focus on eternity and allow the troubles of this world to fade away. I pray we trust Jesus at His word. I pray each of us will find the peace and contentment that Jesus offers. Believe in God. Believe in Jesus. Trust Jesus’ promises. Be confident in your reserved place for eternity. Know that Jesus has overcome the world.
John 14:1-4 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
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John 14:1 is another one of my favorites. That was one of the verses we used at my dad’s funeral.
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