Tuesday, August 9, 2011

John 14:1

Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. (NASB)


Do not let your heart (kardia: the seat of physical life and center of all physical and spiritual life, soul or mind, the seat of the thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes) be troubled (tarasso: agitated, to cause one inward commotion, take away calmness of mind, disturbed and restless, rendered anxious); believe (pisteuo: commit unto, put in trust with, be persuaded of, place confidence) in God, believe also in Me.


Don’t let your innermost being, where your passions, affections and purpose reside, be disturbed or rendered anxious; commit unto and place your confidence in God, and believe also in Me.


Keeping with the theme of the heart, I thought this verse would be fitting. I don’t think many would argue the fact that there are many troubled people in the world today. When you look at the definitions of this word biblically, it’s absolutely not limited to those outside of Christianity. Honestly, some of the most troubled people I know are professing Christians. We, who claim to be ruled by the Prince of Peace are often the most stressed, anxious and agitated ones. I know this verse is located within a much greater context but perhaps we can allow it to stand alone today. Literally place your entire being in God’s care, entrusted to Him in absolute confidence. There alone will you find rest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, really thought about the meanings of heart and trouble. Trouble = agitated, wow. 24/7 application of this scripture would forever change my world and allow Christ’s Life to come forth from me.