Do not let your heart be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me – Jesus
Did you ever trust someone only to have them let you down? You victoriously proclaimed “I knew that would happen!” Lost trust can cause us agitation, anxiety & distress. It may even cause us to doubt, which affects our ability to trust again in the future. A trouble-free heart is simply a trusting heart. It’s a heart that’s free from agitation, anxiety & distress. It’s the type of heart everyone truly wants.
Today’s verse shares a golden key to keeping our hearts free of trouble. We’re told to only trust in God & Jesus. Psalm 118:8 says that it’s better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in people. That’s probably because people will let us down no matter how hard they try not to. If our focus is on people rather than Jesus there’s sure to be trouble up ahead.
Understanding the value of trust is very important. Trust is addressed over 200 times in the New Testament and simply means to think of as truth, be persuaded of, credit and place confidence in. We’re meant to trust God’s Word above everything & everybody else. If we take our life away from God’s Word, we will also lose our trust. When we place our trust where it belongs, in God, we’ll have a trouble-free heart.
This week let’s shift our focus from those around us back to God & Jesus. No matter where our trust has been previously let’s get it back with Him. As we do this, we’ll be able to regain a trouble-free heart. Agitation, anxiety & distress will leave our lives as our future in Him is built His way.