What Does John 14:1 Mean?

"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.

John 14:1(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

Let not YOUR heart be troubled; Let not MY heart be troubled; Let not OUR hearts be troubled. These are words from scripture that have comforted multitudes of God's children down through the corridors of time, and neither the things of the world that blacken our life, nor the imaginations of the mind that cloud our heart, must shift our trust in this Word of comfort, that come directly from our great God of all comforts.

These words were spoken immediately after Peter had discovered that he was going to deny the Lord three time - even before the cock crowed in the morning twilight. They were uttered to the confused disciples as they approached the great day of trial and frightful anxiety that was to shroud their lives for three dreadful days of deep, dark agony of soul - as the One they loved and trusted was snatched from their sight and all hope of the coming kingdom of heaven that He promised, evaporated like the mist of the morning.

The One they loved was to be brutally removed from them amidst a battery of cruel treatment. Hopes were seemingly dashed to the ground, and they knew not what to do - nor did they know to whom they would turn? But Jesus said to them as He says to us today: Let not your heart be troubled. The disciples approached Calvary in confusion and pain - but there would be joy on that glorious resurrection morning - and there is joy unimaginable for all who believe in God and in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We live in a world that is filled with stresses and strains, and although we are not able prevent the pressures of life, we have an assurance from the Lord Jesus that we can overcome it in Him. We may be facing some of the darkest days of this world's history, but there will be joy for us as well, on that glorious day when Jesus comes in the clouds to take us to be with Himself - so....

Let not YOUR heart be troubled.
Let not MY heart be troubled.
Let not OUR hearts be troubled.
Even so, Come Lord Jesus.

My Prayer

Loving Father, thank You for this wonderful word of comfort. Enable me in the power of the Spirit to hold fast to the truth of Your Word, and I pray that You endow me the wisdom, the words and the grace to pour forth Your comfort to others, who are facing their own difficult trials, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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