Good morning and God bless you all! It’s a beautiful 70 degrees here in Colorado today. While I was chillin’ on the deck this morning, I thought about the billions of people around the world whose hearts are troubled due to the virus. I’d like to share some comforting words that Jesus spoke to His disciples a few days before His death. He spoke these words while having dinner with them (known as the last supper) just before the Passover Feast. The words of Jesus have the power to comfort troubled hearts, and I pray His words comfort you all during this time of worldwide trouble.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Jesus speaking in John 14:1-4
Jesus knew His disciples were troubled, and He knows many are troubled right now. It can feel like God is not in control and people begin to worry, but we can rest assured that God was in control in the week leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection, and God is in control now. Jesus does not want us to be troubled. He wants us to trust Him and be at peace.
No matter what troubles we face, we do not have to live with troubled hearts. Give your worries, anxieties, and fears to the Lord and let Him give you a heart of peace. None of us can control what happens in this world, especially when it comes to a virus, but we can have faith and stand firm in it. Real peace is found through faith in Jesus!
“Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! He is our Lord and Savior, and we can trust Him to see us through Coronavirus or any other trouble on this earth! Keep praying, keep hoping, and keep believing, and never give up! The Lord will deliver us all from this trouble very soon!
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7
Grace and peace to you all!