Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust also in me. John 14:1
Let is such a small word with such big meaning. The dictionary defines this word as to allow or permit; to allow to pass, go or come; to grant the occupancy or use of for rent or hire.
With this understanding, let’s re-read this verse again; Don’t allow or permit your hearts be troubled (fearful). Don’t grant fear an occupancy permit. Trust, rely and lean heavily on God. Remember that God can be trusted in ALL things, not just a few things. If your heart is troubled, it’s time to take a look at what you’ve let in.
I’m reminded of Proverbs 4:23 GW which says; Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it.
Think about this; your heart pumps the blood through your body, right? It provides oxygen and life to every part of you. What if there’s a blockage in your leg that doesn’t allow the blood to flow to your foot? You lose blood flow, you lose your foot plain and simple. Or say there’s an infection in your blood, your heart pumps that infection to every part of your body so that it spreads. It doesn’t stay isolated, it spreads. That’s why it’s so important to guard your heart!
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:6-7 MSG
My dear friends, unless you address the problem with what you ‘let’ or what you allow to come into your ears, eyes, minds and hearts, you will live in fear instead of faith. I don’t know about you but I don’t want fear to poison me and keep me from trusting in God. I will measure everything against the Word of God and the nature of God. God is LOVE and if it goes against LOVE it’s not God. If I use that as a measuring stick, I will never come up short.
Father, I trust in You and You alone. I will not be afraid of the storms of life for You spoke peace over me, not the worlds peace but Your peace. It passes all understanding and it guards my mind and heart. I trust You in everything, the seen and the unseen, the known and the unknown. You’ve made me an active participant in this choice and I choose You. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.