Hopeful Reassurance

Series: Red Letter Talks | Week 1: Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Read John 14:1-6 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.


1. How did Jesus comfort His disciples?

2. Where did He say He was going?

3. What was He going to do there?


In yesterday’s reading, Jesus told His disciples that He would leave them after one of them would betray Him and another deny Him. Then to comfort them, He gave them a picture of heaven: their forever home where they would dwell with Him again. Their hearts don’t need to be troubled because Jesus is preparing a room for each of them.

The comfort Jesus offers isn’t a promise that He’ll take away our troubling circumstances – it's a promise that He’s worthy of our trust. Sometimes God allows us to walk through trials to reveal what we’re standing on. If it’s anything other than Him, it’ll eventually fail us. Money comes and goes, our bodies and possessions break down over time, and people are imperfect, but the Lord is faithful and keeps every promise He makes.

God loves you too much to leave you where you are. He wants you to trust in Him alone to provide for you. If you’ve put your faith in Christ, He’s preparing a room for you in your Father’s house, and one day you’ll dwell in His perfect presence forever.


When you’re faced with difficult change or troubling circumstances, where do you turn for comfort? What do you know about God’s character that helps you trust in Him, and how can you turn to Him more this week?

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