You feeling uncertain?? John 14:1
John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”
There are times when I read just a short amount of scripture and it directly speaks to me and times when a long passage speaks powerfully to me. In both cases God can speak to me through His Word. In this very short passage I found myself reflecting on how I respond when my heart is troubled.
And the greek behind ‘hearts be troubled’ is amazing. It literally means to be stirred up, agitated, not sure what is happening or how to feel. So this passage is speaking to those times when I am uncertain of how to respond to a situation. I can think of a conversation I had recently where someone shared something very personal and very dramatic with me, and I felt uncertain what to say to them. Or more broadly, as I wonder what God has got in store for me once I finish at Bible Society as CEO this coming March. So how am I to respond?
Trust in God, trust also in Jesus.
The word trust means much more than say me trusting my friend with my car, but is talking about faith.. believing that God will act in my life. So as I felt uncertain how to respond as this person shared the dramatic personal information, I found myself praying that God would give me the words to speak. Which He did! And in the same way I should trust that God has a plan for me once I do finish as CEO. Over the course of this conference a number of people approached me about doing some work with their ministry, again showing that when I hand control over to God, things start to happen!
I believe that God will respond when I am agitated and uncertain. Praise God!!
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