Marie’s daily verse: I can do all this through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). 

DAILY DEVOTION, May 13, 2022

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me (John 14:1).

There are many troubling things in every life. Our world is full of sickness, murder, rape, stealing, lying, gossip, and other troubling items. Jesus here gives us the double cure for a troubled heart. Trust in God, our Creator, and trust in Jesus, our redeemer. Why do we need to trust in both God and Jesus? Why is trust in Jesus put on a par with trust in God? What if I said to you “Just trust in God and trust in me?” I think you would suspect I had lost my mind! Who can make such a statement but the Son of God?

In order to still our troubled hearts, we need to know that we are loved and forgiven. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…”(John 3:16). When our hearts trust God and His Son who died for us, we know we are loved and forgiven. We also know that heaven is our destiny. If those facts don’t cure a troubled heart, I don’t know what will. So don’t let trouble drag you down. Faith in the Father and the Son will bring peace to your soul.

Father, You know how troubling life can be. Thank You for loving me and sending Your Son to die for me. When I reflect on these things, it brings peace to my soul. I will praise Your name and the name of Jesus forever. Amen

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