Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled
December 17, 2020
John 14:1-5 (ESV)
1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
2 "In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
4 "And you know the way to where I am going.'
5 "Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”
I’m sitting here at the computer trying to write this devotional, and I have so much to say but I’m drawing a blank on how to put it into words in such a small space of time. To say that my heart is not troubled would be a lie, but I have learned to put my trust in the Father to show me the way.
My heart wants to be overwhelmed with all the information about what is going on in the disaster that took place among my friends in Honduras. They are saying that never in the history of their nation have they experienced so much devastation. But if you talk to them you hear in their voices that they have learned that they can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens them.
Paul said in Philippians 4:6, “…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Father, today we commit ourselves to Your plan for our lives. We want to bring You glory, and, through our weakness, we have been made to be overcomers. Thank You for providing for all of our friends in the days that lay before them. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.