Friday, September 2, 2011

Why So Troubled?

John 14:1-2 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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.

These seemed like fitting words with which to end my week. I have been so troubled about many things this week. I didn't think I'd get much out of my regular Bible reading today, and guess what?! I was right! I put my Bible away, sighed, wanted to cry, got up and took care of my precious little ones, and went on with the day. I thought for a moment that I should just sit down somewhere and wait for nightfall - surely nothing would happen if I just sat and held my breath? Of course not, that doesn't work! (Does it?)

I just now picked up my Bible again, trying again to hear from Heaven. I opened up to my reading from today, part of which was from John 12. My eyes rested upon an underlined verse, the one above. I wanted to weep! I could practically hear the Jesus saying these words, in a compassionate  voice - "Let not your heart be troubled, Valerie." He says to me tenderly. "You believe in God, believe in me. Remember, I've not forsaken you! I'm preparing a place for you, and you for that place. Keep going." Okay, none of that is in the Greek, and perhaps some would be right to accuse me of heresy, but I'm hoping you understand my meaning. It seemed so personal, so special. Just how I love my devotional time to be!

I know problems will come and problems will go in this life, some of which can be debilitating. This verse reminds me that I am just a pilgrim, my home is not here, well, not for long, anyway! Jesus is preparing a place in a land with a very stable economy! :) And as I walk this road of life, I have a friend beside me, reminding me that there is an unseen purpose to my life. May I give Him my all.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post, Valerie! I, too, am going through some heavy heart issues, and I just really needed the reminder today!! So, not only did God bless you, He blessed ME THROUGH YOU!!
    Love you!


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