John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

The fact that Jesus uses the word let in this verse shows us we have options. We can either let our hearts be troubled or not let our hearts be troubled. It’s up to us.

Trials, circumstances, and situations will come. When those situations arise, what will we do?

Our hearts being troubled means we’re focused on negative “what ifs.” What if it doesn’t work out, what if I end up sick, or what if I don’t have enough?

Jesus gave us the answer to not letting our hearts be troubled. He tells us to believe in God and believe in Him. It’s not just believing in their existence but believing and trusting in what they’ve made available to us. Focusing our attention on the finished works of Jesus, won’t allow our hearts to be troubled during trials.

When it doesn’t seem like we have enough, we focus on God supplying all our needs (Phil. 4:19). When we’re tempted to worry about getting sick, we can focus on our redemption from the curse of sickness (Gal. 3:13). Whatever the situation is, don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe, focus, and trust God’s Word to stay in a constant state of peace.