“Let not your hearts be troubled.” John 14:1

Jesus tells His disciples this right after He explains that He will be leaving for a while. They must have looked confused, sad, and scared at hearing this, for while else would Jesus tell them to not be trouble? He saw their faces; He knew their hearts.

Anytime that I am doubting the future-scared, sad, confused-I can know one thing; Jesus. From there I can have all the confidence I need because Jesus is the way, the Truth, and in Him I can have abundant life (John 14:6) Jesus. Just that name; just that person.

He sees my face and knows my heart, and yours as well. And He says,

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

What does the world give? Well worldly grief produces death. (2 Corinthians 7:10) Jesus’ peace produces life and hope. Do not be troubled.