Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. – John 14:1
The word “troubled” used here is (tarassō) meaning: To cause one inward commotion, to take away one’s calmness of mind, to disturb one’s psychological stability; to disquiet, make restless.
Let’s face it, we live in a very “troubled” world. There is so much going on that can cause inward commotion. There are unjust leaders, lies that are promulgated, and evil people doing evil things. People who should speak up are silent, those who do are attacked, and those who should be given no quarter are promoted to positions of power. It is enough to disturb one’s psychological stability. But, if we put our faith in Jesus, we can say “it is well with my soul.” To “believe” in Jesus is to put your life completely in his care, holding nothing back. The Greek word is (pisteuō), meaning: To entrust one’s self to another with absolute fidelity. 2nd Timothy 1:7 tells us “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a SOUND MIND.” The term “sound mind” comes from the Greek (sophron) meaning: In one's senses, curbing one's desires and impulses, self-controlled, temperate.
Philippians 4:5-6 tells us “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Are you troubled today? Are you feeling anxious, agitated, worried, or afraid? Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Entrust yourself to him. We are told 360 times in Scripture not to be afraid. And if our hope and our confidence is in Jesus, we have nothing to fear. May you know his peace today and rest in the knowledge of his love.
May it be so in Jesus' name