“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1 KJVS
It is usually easy to say I believe in Jesus, and we do. However as you read this verse of scripture you cannot help but be drawn by the depth of emotions in the words of Jesus to His disciples. He had told them to love one another and explained why He had to go and He wanted them to believe His promise to them when He said in John 13:36 that ‘you are not able to follow Me now where I am going, but you shall follow Me afterwards.’
Sometimes we are challenged by the ‘Now’. I want it now! why is it not happening now? where is Jesus now? It can be something that grabs our attention so much that we miss hearing the promise Jesus is making when He says but you shall follow me afterwards. In your Now, I want you to remember that there is a But, and that But is pointing to an assurance of the promises of God to you in all situations.
Jesus emphasises the point so much when He says, you believe in God, believe also in me, in my words, in my promise to you and let not your heart be troubled. He was saying I am as reliable, trustworthy, faithful to my words as God is. Have you realised that the one who made the promise is the one who has the responsibility to make that promise good. Hebrews 11:1 says, ‘Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].’ Our faith’s foundation is the promises of God, it is our Now and it is the assurance, the proof and the conviction.
I encourage you to hold fast to faith as your answer for all your Now questions and hold on to the promises in the word as the completion of your But sentence. The promise is why Jesus said to His disciples, believe also in Me. He was saying, God keeps His promises and I keep mine too. So be determined to Up your belief, shout out the end of the sentence which is His promise loud and let not your heart be troubled. 2 Corinthians 1:20 says, ‘For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.’
Prayer: Father I believe in Jesus, I believe in all of His promises to me and I call them into my life and my situation. I give you my heart, I say my heart is fixed on you and I will not be troubled. You have a good plan for my life, a good future for me and I believe you Jesus. Thank you in Jesus Name.
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