Week 36: Trust

Week 36: Trust

Today’s Text: John 13-15

Key Text: John 14:1

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.

In the thirteenth through the fifteenth chapters of John there is so much it is difficult to pick just one or two Scripture verses to discuss in this blog.

Think of how much is in today’s selected text:

  • The washing of the Apostle’s feet by Jesus and what it represents
  • Jesus’ speaking of how He is “the way and the truth and the life” and all that means
  • His promise that the Counselor will come – the Holy Spirit – who will guide and comfort
  • His reminder of how He is the “vine” and we are the “branches” and how that calls us to both intimate relationship and service in His name
  • The sad reminder that the world will surely hate us as it hated Him – yet the promise that we should not be afraid or discouraged because He has called us “out of the world”

Thousands of sermons could be, and have been preached on this and more from just the three chapters we have before us today.

And yet, one verse – and one alone – stands out for me today.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.

When we can firmly hold on to that – we have it all.

There is nothing that the seen or unseen world can throw at us which cannot be faced with courage when we take these fourteen words to heart.

It is so easy to have a “troubled” heart.

Jesus, however, tells us to come at life untroubled and unafraid. Why?

Because He faces it with us.

Enough said?

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