Thursday, July 04, 2013
Reading the book of John, I found that Jesus was troubled about various things, at various times. I wondered about that, because I had memorized "Let not your heart be troubled". Looking further, around the verses, it seemed that there were things that you can be troubled about. John 14 says "Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you" So , there, He is trying to comfort us in that, there is a place for us, so don't get all under the weather and start worrying about your life down here ( look at the birds of the air...I provide for them, Look at the Lilies, I provide for them), for I am going to prepare a place for you, so that you can be with Me forever ! Yes, life down here is not always sweet, with roses at every corner, but I GO to prepare a place for you !! He says "Can you or will you decide to trust Me?" That is His question to you. Can you or will you decide to trust Jesus? Yes, Jesus was troubled about some things...but not whether He would have enough to eat, or a place to live or even have a job. He was troubled about UNBELIEF ! Troubled about it then, and I am sure He is troubled about it now. UNBELIEF ! And it's getting worse in our world today. But the question isn't "What is everybody else thinking or doing? The question is "Can you or will YOU trust Jesus?" Be troubled about lost humanity who are going to an eternal damnation . Pray for them. But, let's not let our heart be troubled about all the petty occurances of our life. Let's chose to be troubled about what Jesus was troubled about...what matters for eternity.