Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Is Your Heart Troubled Today?


“Let not your heart be troubled; you 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 to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."(John 14:1-3)

With all of the conflict and problems that are going on in this world today, how do we control our own personal anxiety? Our Lord Jesus was the Master of being able to bring comfort and peace to the troubled soul. Just prior to Jesus crucifixion, He began to comfort His disciples after telling them that He would be going away for awhile. Jesus was referring to His death and resurrection, but His disciples still did not fully understand what was going on.

Jesus made this promise to His disciples that He would be preparing a place for them in heaven and that He would come back for them and take them home with Him. Jesus made this promise to everyone who puts their total belief in Him as their Lord and Savior. This belief goes beyond just knowing who Jesus is! We must also have an intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior by giving 100% of our heart, soul, mind and life to Him.

When we surrender everything to Jesus, then we can have the peace, joy, and comfort of knowing that He will someday return and take us home with Him. We, as believers, no longer have to fear death because it has no sting… For we know that when we are absent from this body, we will be present with our Lord
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11 comments:

Pati said...

thank you for these words, sometimes, hard things make us down but, WE KNOW IN WHO WE BELIEVE! blessed week - peace =)

Barbara said...

Amen, yes indeed, he went to prepare a place for us, where he is that we can be also, oh what a promise he give us here. Love his words, hugs Barbara from
http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/

Lucy said...

Thank you Lloyd for your prayers.

I hope in time your pain of the loss of your son eases.

Sheila Deeth said...

Wise and wonderful. And even when we fail to give 100%, He comes chasing after us to rescue us.

Short Poems said...

Thanks for such great words, really nice blog :)

Marinela x

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

lloyd - thanks for this post. my heart was troubled...i just learned jennifer knapp came out of the closet! so shocking...and such a blow...like ray boltz.

anyway...thanks for your words.
jeannie
The Character Therapist

Carrie Cooper said...

Carrrie @ comfortedbyGod.blogspot.com

Hi, Lloyd,
I stumbled across your blog. Your post is a perfect reminder of the glorious redemption that is ours in Christ. Although i enjoy life, I actually anticipate having a redeemed body. four years ago I was diagnosed with a crippling autoimmune disease. My life was turned upside down. Wont it be amazing the millisecond we step into heaven without pain, tears, or suffering?! Beautiful post.

Gregg said...

I Peter 5:7 - I try to begin each day by casting all of my cares, concerns, and anxities on him and then I try to leave them them.

Sashindoubutsu said...

Beautiful and inspiring.^^

Lloyd said...

I want to thank each one of you for your visits and comments on my blog.

Carrie, I will be praying for you and your health. And, yes I cannot imagine what glory it will be when we arrive in the arms of the Lord.

Thanks Gregg for the encouragement. Even when I take everything to the Lord in Prayer, I sometimes find myself going back and picking it up again. I really try hard just to let the Lord handle everything.

God's blessings to each of you. Lloyd

chie said...

Reading your posts really inspires.