Don't Be Troubled
Don't let your heart be troubled. We all have moments of despair, things that pull us away from the joy that is right in front of us, waiting to be found. In life, in can be easy to have a fantastic day, and yet let a small moment of fear or hurt ruin it, becoming the main thing that is remembered from the day, even though the majority of the day was good and hopeful. It's important to remember that even though it may be raining and gloomy, there will come a beautiful rainbow. We just have to ensure that we're not too busy focussing on the dread of the rain that we miss catching that glimpse of beauty. When it comes to faith, it is important to place our hope in God, especially when we are feeling those moments of despair. If we really believe, the hope and joy that comes from God will be so much more powerful than any moment of doubt and trouble.
Today's Gospel states: '"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 when 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 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, but by me' (John 14:1-6).
In today's reading, we hear that we should not let our hearts be troubled, but to believe. Through God, we are always seeking and finding joy. God is constantly working in us and through us, the way, truth and life for us. In order to find this joy, we need to constantly be working at building up our relationship with God. Take some time today and ask God to help you when your heart may be troubled.
Today we pray:
Thank You for all that You have done for me in my life. Help me when my heart is heavy to focus on the joy that You've given me. I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.