There’s a reason Jesus gave us these words: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust also in me.” John 14:1
He knew we would face difficulty.
There’s a reason the Lord told us “Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3
He knew the world would be chaotic at times.
There’s a reason God told us that He holds all things in His hands: “In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him…I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49, Psalm 95
He knew that sometimes the world would feel like it’s spinning out of control.
There’s a reason Jesus gave us the command to “love one another.” John 13
He knew there would be times our anger and hurt would try to lead the way.
There’s a reason Jesus told us, “if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6
He knew that each of us would fall short and need grace from one another.
There’s a reason Jesus told us that “all things are possible with God.” Mark 10
He knew that sometimes things would seem impossible.
There’s a reason Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” John 14
He knew that we would feel lost and need Him.
There’s a reason Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8
He knew there would be darkness here, but that even then, we can have hope & walk in the light because He IS the light of the world.
With Jesus, indeed, all will be well because this isn’t it. With the Lord, is life forever. What hope there is in Jesus. “Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.” – Jesus (John 6)
May we fix our eyes on Jesus, today and always, being the lights he has called us to be and trusting him to be the light to guide us.