Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
People everywhere—many believers included—are running around wringing their hands, worrying about what to do. But there’s really no need for it. After all, Jesus has already told us what to do. He said, “Let not your heart be troubled.”
“Yes, but Brother Copeland, He said that thousands of years ago. They didn’t have the kind of trouble back then that we’re facing today.”
Friend, when Jesus said those words to His disciples, they were about to face more trouble than most of us can even imagine. Jesus was about to be crucified before their eyes. Peter was about to deny Him. Who can even imagine how distressing those days must have been?
Yet Jesus said to them, “Let not your heart be troubled.”
But, praise God, He didn’t stop there. He went on to teach us the key to having an untroubled heart even in the most troubling times.
He goes on to say…abide. “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches…. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you will, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit…” (read John 15:4-10).
When you abide in Jesus, He’s not just your Sunday God. He’s not just the One you think about when you get in trouble. No, when you abide in Him, He’s your Monday Lord. He’s your Tuesday Lord. He’s your Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Lord. He’s your daytime Lord and nighttime Lord. He’s Lord of your life 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He’s involved with you every moment.
When you rest in the Word all day long like that, then the Word begins to abide in you, and it will constantly teach you the ways and wisdom of God. It will keep your heart from being troubled.
Speak the Word
“I do not let my heart be troubled because I trust and abide in Jesus.” (John 14:1)
Heiligschriftstudium: Proverbs 8:10-17