The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 1 May 2019 – Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled: Believe In God
TOPIC—Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled: Believe In God
READ: John 14: 1-14 New King James Version (NKJV)
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
An author once said that Tough times do not last, but tough people do. Every problem in life has a lifespan and expires ultimately. Are you surrounded by storms of life: hardship, persecution, disappointment, etc.? Jesus says, “Let not your heart be troubled, believe in God”. When you believe in God with tested and unshakable faith, you enter into the arena of being a victor and not a victim because faith is the victory that overcomes the world.
All you need is a heart-deep revelational knowledge of God and not mere head knowledge. With faith in Jesus, you will see God in action. Then, you can ask and receive in His name (John 14:13-14).
Your belief in God is authenticated when you practise the word of God. Hence, no need for anxiety. In the same vein, if your faith waivers not, the Lord Jesus Christ has promised to take you home to be with Him (John.14:2&3).
Therefore, take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness, deceitfulness of riches and cares of this life, and that day comes upon you as a snare (Luke 21:34).
Prayer: God, grant us peace and absolute tranquility in the storms of this life in Jesus Name