Putting God's Word into Practice…

John 14:1-14 Remedy for a Troubled Heart

on June 5, 2012

Jesus had been talking to His disciples about His departure and promising them that they will see Him again–not on earth, but where He was going.  They were confused.  Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled.”  Ever had a troubled heart?  Maybe a heart that is consumed with fear of the future?  Fear of loss?  Uncertainty about a relationship?  Jesus gives the remedy in verse 1:  “Believe in God; believe also in me.”  When our hearts are troubled, it is because we are not believing–not believing God is who He says and does what He promises.

In the disciples’ case, Jesus does not want them to be troubled because He is making them an eternal home where they will be with Him always.  This is the HOPE of every one of Jesus’ followers.  He is the only way, the only truth and the only life!

Philip said, “Lord, show us…” and Jesus responded with, “Do you not believe?”  Faith is believing even when we cannot see.  My pastor taught this passage a few weeks ago and brought up the fact that we, as humans, too easily settle for things we can see and believe those things will satisfy.  Then we wonder why we are troubled and don’t see God’s power in our lives.  Believing in Jesus alone is the key to an abundant and powerful life.  He promises that ANYTHING we ask Him for, THAT WOULD GIVE GLORY TO THE FATHER, He will do it!

Do I believe it?  Am I asking for anything that would give glory to the Father, or do I ask for what will give glory to me? Where am I living my life apart from belief in Your promises?


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