Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled2017-03-22T04:46:20+00:00

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John 14:1-14

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

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John 14:1-14

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

By Lois Parker Edstrom

I know a little girl who is two years old and when she gets upset she scrunches up her face and says, I mad! We all feel like that at times. It is good to recognize our feelings and think about why we feel as we do. You may realize that you feel happy, sad, angry, or fearful.

It is okay to feel angry if someone hurts you or someone you love. It is okay to feel sad when you have lost something or someone who is dear to you. We understand that when we don’t know what’s going to happen next (what to expect) we may feel fearful.

There are times, however, that we become upset over things that don’t matter. At those times it is helpful to stop and think about something that Jesus said to his disciples,

“Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me” (14:1).

It seems as if God intends for us to be happy most of the time. Jesus reminds us to think about God’s love – that he cares for us and has a plan for our lives.

God’s love gives us choices and a different way of handling difficult situations. So, when we feel sad, angry, or fearful perhaps we could be comforted by remembering the words Jesus spoke,“Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me” (14:1).

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2008, Richard Niell Donovan