Medicine for a troubled heart

John 14:1  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In 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. 3And 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

This passage is one of the best know portions of Scripture. There are several very important truths in this passage. In these verses, there are two outstanding truths emphasized: first that of the Father’s house and second, our Lord’s personal return for His own. The Lord Jesus is addressing these words, of course, to all His disciples, but directly to the disciple, Peter, who was to deny Him in so short a time.

Faith in God helps us deal with the problems we face in our earthly lives. The greater the trial the greater the need is for our faith. We talk much about God being in control of the events of our lives. However, it sometimes stretches our faith when those trials become severe.

The great truth is we will never know how strong our faith is until it has been put to the test.

many mansions Literally this means dwelling places. This should not be confused with the palatial estates of the rich and famous. I can assure you once we get to Heaven we will not be comparing our mansions.

It will be made specifically for us. I go to prepare a place for you. Some believe that our mansions will be built with the material we sent ahead of us (our works). That makes for good preaching but there will be no competition in Heaven. There will be no rich and poor neighborhoods. Heaven will be more about the appearance of Jesus Christ than the mansions prepared for us.

I will come again The Bible is filled with prophetic references to the return of Jesus Christ. It is called our blessed hope. We do not know when it will happen, but Jesus Said it would so we should live in anticipation of that great event. These two short promises are great medicine for a troubled heart.

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