“Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.” (John 14:1)
If we are Christians, why are our hearts so troubled? Why do we not live in total and complete peace? Have we forgotten Jesus’ promise in the following verses?
“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also (John 14:2-3).”
Does this promise not just make you sigh in relief? Does it not make you want to jump for joy? Why not? Remember that when Jesus was saying all this He was speaking with, and to, Christians – you and me. As Christians, our peace comes in the knowledge that, no matter what happens to us in this life, on this earth, God has a better life waiting for us in heaven. We will never have peace in our hearts and minds if we don’t trust in God’s promises. The issue for us is, faith. Jesus also says:
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful (John 14:27).”
I love the way the Pulpit Commentary describes the peace of Christ:
“The peace that Christ leaves is the power to hold the wildest fear in pause, to still a clamor, or hush a cry – is the coming of mercy to a sense of sin, and of life to a fear of death.”
If we don’t live in perfect peace, it’s because we have a faith problem, not because God has failed us. Again, listen to what God, through the prophet Isaiah says to us:
“You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You (Isaiah 26:3).”
Is your heart troubled, today? Do you want true, everlasting peace in you heart and mind, beginning today? Here’s how God says you can have it:
- Recognize that you’re a sinner and thank Him for sending Jesus, His only Son, to die on the cross in order to pay the ultimate price for your sin (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8) and raising Him from the dead in order to give you eternal life (John 3:16-18; Ephesians 1:13-14).
- Tell Him that, at this moment, you willfully and intentionally choose to stop living your life in rebellion against Him and choose to start living your life as His disciple; that you commit to seeking Him, every day; following Him, every day; and that you will strive live in immediate, radical, costly OBEDIENCE to Him and only Him, no matter the cost – even if it costs you your life (2 Corinthians 5:15; Romans 10:9-10). Then, do it.
This is the only way you can become God’s child (John 1:12) and experience the fullness of His love, goodness, joy, perfect peace and care. Do this right now!
If you did this, God is so happy with you and wants to start working in your life and through your life. Please send me a message letting me know that you did it so that I can pray for you as you begin a new life in Christ.
***If you have any questions, please private message me and let’s talk about it. I look forward to hearing from you.***
In Christ’s love,