Why Believe?

May 2, 2016 746

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. (John 14:1)

The solution to the troubles, the temptations, the doubts, and the pressures of life is here in these words of Jesus. The word “believe” is found approximately 100 times in this single book, the Gospel of John. Almost every one of the 21 chapters in John has the word “believe.”

Let not your hearts be troubled. It’s true there is an Ebola virus. It’s true there is AIDS. It’s true there is death on the highway. It’s true there is tragedy in the home. It’s true there’s alcoholism and crime and political corruption-and religious scandals, too. It’s all true. But, “Let not your hearts be troubled.”

Jesus says,

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

Our hearts will be troubled and they will be afraid if we let them. But if we look at what we have in Christ, our hearts need not be troubled even in this trouble-filled world. In the world, trouble. In Christ, peace. And so we turn to the topic of WHY BELIEVE?

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