Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

George Erwin

Jesus met with the Twelve to observe the Passover on the night of His betrayal. John 13. He told them, “One of you shall betray Me.” He said, “The one to whom I give the sop.” He gave the sop to Judas. Jesus said, “What you do, do quickly.” Judas went out into the night to make arrangements for the wicked deed. Peter told the Lord, “I will lay down my life for thy sake.” Jesus told him, “The cock shall not crow, until thou has denied me thrice.” Jesus said He would soon leave them.

Our Lord knew His disciples would be troubled by these revelations. See John 14:1-6. Jesus had been with them more than three years, and they had come to depend upon Him. Jesus does not want His disciples to despair. Paul, speaking for Jesus, said, “Comfort one another.” 1 Thessalonians 4:18. Peter wrote, “Casting all your care upon Him.” 1 Peter 5:7.

Jesus said, “Believe in God, believe also in Me.” Christ came to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15. He taught His disciples how to be happy. Matthew 5:3-12. He came to help us live life abundantly. John 10:10.

He told them, “I go to prepare a place for you ... I will come again and receive you unto Myself ... I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:2-6. How wonderful to live so that we can go to be with the Father!

From time-to-time, we all have things that trouble our hearts. The Lord’s means of comfort is still available. “Believe in God.” He is still in control and wants all to be saved. 2 Peter 3:9. Believe in Jesus Christ. He is still our Savior and Advocate with the Father. 1 John 2:1,2. Jesus told the church at Smyrna, “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Revelation 2:10.

There is sufficient room in heaven for all the saved. John 14:2. The home of the soul is a beautiful and peaceful place where all needs are supplied. See Revelation, chapters 21 and 22.

“Let not your heart be troubled.” -111 Heather Court, Scott Depot, WV 25560.

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