The words in John 14:1-4 are dynamic and powerful. They come with a promise.
The Lord was comforting his disciples because He knew that he would leave them. He also knew that he would be betrayed. Earlier in John 13:18c the Lord Jesus had told his disciples; “He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me”. He knew that he would be denied; He had said to Peter, “I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times”.
The disciples were afraid. It was therefore a great relief for them to hear Jesus’s words: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. ’ They were encouraged to be strong.
These words come today as an encouragement to the downtrodden, the sick, the hopeless, the poor, the lost, the depressed, the suppressed and the oppressed, the lame, the widowed, the fatherless, the troubled in spirit and soul. I echo these words to all the troubled. Do not let your hearts be troubled.
The Lord promises great and marvellous things in the forever life.
In my father’s house there are many rooms or mansions
I am going there to prepare a place for you.
I will then come back and take you with me.
You will be with me where I am.
You know the way.
I will show you the way. I will take you by the hand and lead you.
You know the place where I am going.
Lord, we are encouraged by your words. We declare and decree that our hearts will not be troubled. We believe in you. We will trust in You. You are the way, the truth and the life. You are the resurrection and the life. Resurrect every dead bone, every dead business, every dead emotion. Raise us up. Lead us. Lead us to the rock. Lead us beside quiet waters. Lead us and guide us.
Show me the way, and I will know the way
Show us the way, and we will go with the Father
To the place He has prepared
To the place full of rooms
He will show us the way
And we will be comforted
And our hearts will not be troubled.
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