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John 14:1a “Let not your heart be troubled…”

We are prone to have troubled minds. If there is no trouble brewing right now, we wonder if something is wrong; is something looming on the horizon. Why is it we seem to find it easier to think calamity is coming our way than blessings?

The human mind works altogether different than God’s. Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord.” We think danger; He thinks protection. We think peril; He thinks peace. We think of the dark; He thinks light. When Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled,” He said it in the context of the coming Rapture. Shouldn’t we then live our lives without fear, but rather be excited and full of anticipation for His near return for us?

Certainly the answer should be a resounding YES! Then why are we still troubled? Is it because we still anticipate trouble instead of the blessings we have in Christ Jesus?

Believer, you have been forgiven and washed clean by the blood of the Lamb. You have nothing to be troubled about any more. Your future is settled in Him. You can face the toils and troubles of this world with peace and joy. Trust in Him and “let not your heart be troubled.”

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