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A Prediction of Failure and a Message of Hope

Let not your heart be troubled

These words accompany a prediction of failure. "You will deny me," the Teacher declares to the loyal servant,  "...not once or twice, but three times soon. You will. You don't want to. You don't think you will, but you will."

He knows how failure shatters our confidence and can destroy our souls, but He counters that with, "Don't be troubled; believe in me."

These words, with others, have comforted our hearts in times of discouragement, loss, grief, and pain, but they were also meant to lift us as we faced the disappointments and failures of our own resolve and humanity.

Hear them afresh from that place in your life where you no longer feel valuable to God. Jesus wants you with Him where He is. God draws you to Himself. He provides the simple way, a simple truth, and a simple life. He is saying, "Trust me."

And in saying, "trust me," He is also saying, "follow me."

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

(John 14:1-7 ESV)