Do not let your hearts be troubled

John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”

We live in a world with lots of problems, always worried about something or the other.

As Jesus said the above verse, He himself was going through a big crisis in his life.

He very well knew that He was going to be crucified. But in the midst of all that he was comforting his disciples who were looking up to him.

He was consoling and assuring them that he would always be with them. We have a hope and healing promised to us this advent season through Jesus.

In this passage we can see Jesus being portrayed in 3 ways to his disciples and also to us:
Jesus as a Comforter (John 14:1)
Jesus was a comfort to those who looked up to him. We see him speaking consoling His disciples whose hearts would be troubled..
Jesus never drove away anyone who came to Him. Likewise, in our lives we too must be a comfort for others.

  1. Jesus as an Assurance (John 14: 2-4)
    Jesus promised His disciples that he would come back and that he was going to prepare a place for them.
    In life we might have to go through many lonely experiences but Our God has promised us that He is going to be there with us always, as said in Hebrews 13:5b “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”.
    It is such a big promise that our Lord has given us, the promise or assurance that he will always be there with us.
  2. Jesus as the Redeemer (John 14: 5-7)
    Jesus died for us on the cross to redeem us from our sins. Even though we have sinned and gone astray, Jesus affirms that He still loves us.
    He is the way, the truth and the life. We have access to Our heavenly father through Jesus.

May this advent season be a reminder for us about this precious gift that our heavenly Father has gifted us-Emmanuel-God is with us.

Jooley Mathew Z

Praise the Lord
I am very much blessed being a part of the Bible study and I’m looking forward to studying more so that I may grow Spiritually matured.
Thank you Reverend for creating such a plateform where people like who don’t open the Bible purposely to study, gains much from this very plateform.
Paode, Manipur, India.