“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in Me.”. – John 14:1
I’ve been thinking on this tonight. The circumstances surrounding this statement are astounding. In less than twelve hours the Lord Jesus would be hanging from a cross and these men who were hanging on every word would be nowhere to be found. And yet, in the midst of the bitter cup (understatement of all time) that Jesus was about to drink, His heart goes out to comfort these men who would deny Him in a few short hours.
Thankfully, our Lord Jesus, who is the same yesterday and today and forever, still bids us to trust in God and to trust in Him. Is your heart troubled? Rest in the Savior. He accepts weak faith and His word to us is simply to trust. I encourage you today, being Good Friday, to spend some time thinking on what Christ has done on our behalf by His death. Read through the teens of John (13-19). Is your heart troubled? Then find from God’s word THE remedy. If your heart is troubled because you’ve never trusted and believed on the Lord Jesus – then consider your sin and then look to Christ. If you’ve trusted in Christ and you’re still troubled, it won’t always be so. Listen to what Jesus says. “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.”
I hope your Good Friday is day in which you consider anew what Christ has done and what He will do – He will fulfill His promise. He will come back and on that Great Day – all those in Christ will never, ever have troubled hearts again.