John 14:1 (New International Version)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”
John 14:27 (New International Version)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
In Jesus’ last speech to us, His disciples, He longs for us to place our trust in Him. He assures us that we truly have nothing to worry about. He encourages us to not “let our hearts be troubled”. In a world where everyone is focused on oneself, it is easy to get lost and feel overwhelmed. Emotions flair up and confusion reigns. It’s easy to start worrying and to be troubled with all the events that are happening in our lives.
Nevertheless, Jesus encourages us to trust in Him. This kind of trust will make us rise above our circumstances and conquer the troubles in our heart. The problem is: do we really trust in Jesus, or do we make worrying our prime directive? You see, the two are related! Trust and worry are antonyms. Opposites. We either trust or we worry. We can’t do both!
Matt 6:26 (New International Version)
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.”
No matter what the circumstances we find ourselves in, God will provide! That is a fact! We have nothing to worry about!
However, this is an interesting text. Birds usually have no other choice but to rely on God to provide for all of their necessities. But once in a while, they start relying on humans for food. When this happens, they start to worry as well! It’s like an epidemic! Take seagulls for example. Throw them a morsel of food, and before you know it you have a battle on your hands, with several gulls all fighting over that insignificant piece of bread, totally forgetting the providence of God.
Too often we lean on our own understanding instead of trusting 100% in God. During these times, worrying become our main focus. But in all honesty, worrying is truly a complete waste of time. Our Lord WILL come through for us, if we only believe!
Prov 3:5-6 (New International Version)
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Dear Lord we pray that no matter the circumstance we find ourselves in that we would completely trust in You. We want to thank You for the trust we can have in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.