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A Devotional:

Let Not Your
Hearts Be Troubled

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”

– John 14:1-3

I have gotten into the egregious habit of looking up the plot of a movie as I am watching it. It’s a terrible habit, but I can’t stand not knowing what is about to happen. If you’re like me and want to know exactly what is going to happen, I have good news for you: Jesus tells us in John 14:1-3 that He is going to prepare a place for us, come again and take us back with Him! Despite these present circumstances of uncertainty, we can have hope that Jesus is preparing a place for us and is coming again someday!

Right before this verse in John 13:38, Jesus foretells of Peter’s trio of denials following the crucifixion. Jesus is essentially saying in John 14:1-3 that although Peter would fail Him and deny being associated with Him, to not be troubled but to believe in God and Him. There is a future past Peter’s denials. There is a future for you past your failures. There is a future despite present circumstances. God has an incredible plan for those who have surrendered their lives to following after Him.

We don’t know what tomorrow holds or what the next few days and weeks look like. However, we can be sure of our eternal future through Jesus making a way, preparing a place for us, and coming back someday.

Pray and thank God that He has a future for those who are His children. Ask for peace during these circumstances and hope that with Him, the best is always yet to come. Lastly, pray that you would be a source of peace and hope for those around you and all those you encounter.

Written By: FBCBA | CBC – Student Ministry Team

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