“Neither Be Afraid” ( John 14: 1-3, KJV ) by Carley Evans

“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. 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.” (John 14:1-3, KJV)

Jesus encourages us not to be troubled. Jesus tells us He leaves us His peace — a peace that surpasses our understanding. If we find ourselves feeling a bit lost here, Jesus reminds us He prepares a place for us where He is, so that we may be there with Him. If we wander about like strangers and feel out of place; it’s because this is not our home. We are alien to this world.

Yet, while we are here, we are not called to worry about our circumstances. We are not to fret over what to wear, what to eat, where to go, who to see. If God’s will is this or that, here or there then we are to trust Him — trust His good will. Nothing done to us, for us, against us is done outside His purview.

Therefore, says Jesus, let not your heart be troubled. Neither be afraid.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. I just mourn to be out of here, a stranger in this world. I go on doing his desires for me. Until he comes. Loving no matter what is dished out. Because they will hate you as they hated me. Where’s that verse. I was to hurt to find it. Thanks
    Roman 8:36 is similiar.

  2. lambskinny says:

    Peace in Heaven — Perhaps this is the verse to which you refer:

    “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.” (John 15:18, KJV)

    Thanks, Carley

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Susie, NgTom, and Bwinwnbwi.

  4. That’s it Carly thanks.

  5. lambskinny says:

    Thank you From the Heart of J.

  6. lambskinny says:

    Happy New Year, Jeff.

  7. lambskinny says:

    God bless you, Drusilla.

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