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LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED
John 13: 33 – 14: 4
August 7, 2022
Donald J. Wilton


The Setting:

1. Jesus was leaving this world
2. They were staying in this world

THE COMMAND JESUS GAVE:

1. You (already) believe in God
2. You (must) now believe in Me

WHAT JESUS WANTED TO GIVE THEM:

1. Assurance
2. Confidence
3. Peace

Micah 7:18 “God delights in giving mercy!”

THE FOUR Bed-Rock truths:

1. You are anchored in Him
2. You are secure in Him
3. You are never alone in Him
4. You are eternally taken care of in Him

How can we do this:

1. Align your mind with Christ
2. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you
3. Release yourself to God
4. Read and quote Scripture
5. Pray without ceasing
6. Lean on spiritual friends
7. Trust God to let you Not be troubled

INVITATION

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

John 13:33 - 14:4

Dr. Don Wilton

We don’t know what tomorrow holds. It could bring joy and blessings or sorrow and grief. A troubled heart can result from something in the past, current circumstances, or worry about what might happen in the future. When Jesus spoke to his disciples in the upper room, before his arrest and crucifixion, he tried to prepare them for what was ahead. They didn’t fully understand, but perhaps, after his death, they remembered his words, “Let not your hearts be troubled.”

What are you facing? Are you in turmoil because you are in the middle of circumstances that are overwhelming? Life is not without difficulty, but thankfully, God doesn’t leave us to navigate hard situations on our own. As promised, the Holy Spirit is our advocate and comforter. Pray, releasing your difficulties to God. Read and quote scripture. Trust God to support you, sustain you, and ease your troubled heart. Then, praise Him for his unfailing mercy and love.

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