TRUST IN THE LORD! (Part #1) 6-15-2014

posted Jun 16, 2014, 6:55 AM by Dale Barnes

)“Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in me.” (Jn.14:1 NIV)

Jesus had just told his disciples of his betrayal.  He also told to them of his leaving and they could not go with him.  I am sure that it seemed to the disciples that everything was “caving in, falling apart.”  The future seemed so uncertain. Then Jesus speaks these words; DON’T BE TROUBLED; TRUST ME!

Jesus tells them that he is going to the Father (God) and in his house there is plenty of room.  He tells them that he is going to make a place for them all and he will return to take them there.  As we look around us there is much uncertainty about this planet that we live on; safety is a premium, and what about when death comes?  What is going to happen to you and me?  Many are betting on losing consciousness and never awakening.  They live on that assumption. However, Jesus tells us all are going to experience a resurrection from the dead; some to everlasting life and others to be condemned. (Jn.5:28-29, Dan.12:2)    

Again, the Lord Jesus makes things clear to his followers: “I am going to my

Father’s house to prepare a place for you.  I will return to get you and take you to be with me.” when asked about the way to this wonderful place, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”(Jn.14:6)  No wonder he declares plainly; don’t be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.

Jesus has prepared a place and is the way to God’s wonderful place. Let’s trust and follow him, and lay up treasure there.  It is a sure place promised by the Lord Jesus himself.  He will not fail us; so shall we ever be with the Lord! (1 Thess.4:17-18)