Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.
—John 14:1 (NLT)
If you don’t need to be troubled about your future in heaven, why do you worry about life now? Don’t you know that your heavenly Father already knows your needs? Worry dominates the thoughts of those who do not believe in Jesus. Do you believe in Him? So why should it dominate your thoughts, too?
If you genuinely believe, you trust. If you have fears that keep you from trusting, then those fears are more relevant to you than the peace Jesus offers. Trust begins as a decision. If you trusted God for your salvation in heaven, why can’t you trust Him for your salvation on earth? He will never leave you or forsake you. That is His Truth you can stand on and trust.
Trust is "acceptance of the truth of a statement without evidence or investigation” (www.lexico.com). Accepting God’s Word as Truth without needing proof, changes your perception of life from one of insecurity to trust. You don’t need to see to believe. Trust is the “firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something” (www.lexico.com). When you believe—firmly and without a doubt in God's reliability, His Truth, and His ability—you trust Him.
Don’t worry about today or tomorrow. Why not trust in God who sent His Son to save you? When you believe in the Truth of the new life Jesus has given you, there is no reason not to trust in God. Jesus has given you His Father as your very own. He has given you abundant life now.
Trust comes from believing without a doubt that your Father will never let you go. There is no need to fear circumstances or anything in this world. Trust begins as a decision to accept what God promises as Truth, and the Holy Spirit empowers you to believe by faith.
So don’t let your heart be troubled. Trust in God. Trust in Jesus. Trust the Holy Spirit.
© 2020 Lynn Lacher