Do Not Be Troubled

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.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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