Sunday, October 16, 2011
Let not your heart be troubled: ye 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3
There is a lot that we can be worried about today. The economy isn’t what it used to be. Family situations can make us stressed out. Relationships get strained and weigh on our hearts. Some of our schedules are packed so tightly that we get stressed out in the busyness of life.
Jesus gives us some really great news in the verses today. He was talking to his disciples in these verses but they apply so well to us right now.
“Let not your heart be troubled.” Don’t be worried. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be stressed out. Why? This world isn’t all there is. Jesus is preparing a place for us in the one that is to come.
Pastor Bales says it all the time. “Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.” If you have trusted in Christ, and have been forgiven of your sins then you have been prepared by God to spend eternity with him.
And guess what? He’s coming back. He will right all wrongs, and bring to justice all the injustice that we see today.
So for now, maybe we need to do some things to help us not be so worried. Financial problems? Do a budget. Relationship problems? Seek forgiveness and love. Schedule to tight? Maybe it’s time to say no to some things, and prioritize your time around some Biblical values. But even if all that you can do doesn’t work, know this: Jesus is preparing a place for His children- and He is coming back!
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.