DO NOT LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED
Friday 8 May 2020
4th week of Eastertide. Jn14.1-6
The above statement is made when there’s trouble. Jesus knew very well that a lot of trouble was waiting for His poor, few, illiterate, and weak disciples especially when He was about to leave them. He was telling them not to allow those trouble to get at them. Yes. A troubled heart is a defeated heart, a troubled heart is vulnerable to defeat and despair. When your heart is troubled, your strength is gone, you lose morale, you become faint hearted.
The question of Thomas showed that there was trouble, ‘Lord, we don’t even know where you are going let alone knowing the way’, yet, Jesus maintained His position, ‘do not let your heart be troubled.’ A Christian is a warrior at heart; courage, boldness, guts, morale, confidence are at the heart of the Christian mindset. If not, how could 12 illiterate, poor, old, and ‘inconsequential’ men face the whole Jerusalem and surrounding, and indeed the whole world and conquered.
No matter the troubles, storms, rumblings, etc, timidity, laziness, hesitation, despair, cowardice etc are not elements of the Christian character. Be strong, be calm, be vigilant, be bold and courageous, do not let your HEART be troubled, He Who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. May the Lion of Judah give you the fortitude to withstand the troubling times in Jesus name Amen
‘A CHRISTIAN IS NOT AN ORDINARY PERSON’