“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1)
Jesus spoke these words to his disciples on the night of the Passover before he was crucified. He wanted to prepare his disciples for what they were going to face in the coming days.
One of the biggest fears of all human beings is death. Death has always been final. Death is inescapable. There is no way to cheat the inevitability of death.
It is in the face of Jesus’ impending death that Jesus speaks these words to his disciples. He tells them that death is not the end. In fact, he is going to prepare a place for the disciples and that he will come again one day to take his them home.
Here is the amazing thing about this passage. Jesus makes the claim that even in death we are not alone. He is present with us, preparing a place for us. He is there to lead us to the place prepared for us.
Friends, whatever it is you are going through today Jesus reminds you, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” Because you see, there is never a there where God is not there.
Listen to that again: there is never a there where God is not there.
No matter what you are facing, God is with you. God is guiding you. God is leading you. You are never alone.