John 14:1-4

 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

 Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Words of encouragement at a time when Jesus faces the worst.  He continues to prepare us with assurances. He knows the path of life may become rocky, but he also knows where it leads to.  The worth of the trial we experience is known.  When we face obstacles we have confidence as we move above, below, around or  through them.  We do not cower in fear, weep in despair, wring our hands and say: O my, O my.  We know him and his words and they wrap us like a warm blanket, they feed us and give us strength, they comfort us as a familiar place gives comfort.  Trust in God, he says, trust also in me.  Our ability to overcome what life throws at us is not in our own abilities, rather in his power.  We trust and that trust is our energy.

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