“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
That is a hard one. There are a lot of reasons for our hearts to be troubled, too many to count. From fears and worries, stress, illness and physical pain, money problems and cares about the future. Our hearts have plenty of reasons to be troubled.
If Jesus simply said, don’t let your hearts be troubled, that would be the equivalent of saying, “don’t worry, be happy,” with about just as much assurance and help as that little phrase offers.
Instead, Jesus gives to us the reason why we don’t have to let our hearts be troubled.
He says, believe in God, believe also in me.
Believe in Jesus, your help in every time of need, your support and encouragement, your savior and your constant friend. Believe in the one who will take all of the reasons our hearts are troubled and in the end, make them into something else, something new, something that is only found with Jesus as we look forward to the day when we will live with the Lord eternally and there will be no more reasons for our hearts to troubled.
But for right now, bring your troubles to Jesus, He always gives comfort and hope to our troubled hearts.