How should you feel in the face of uncertainty?

John 14:1 – Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Have you ever shared how you were feeling with someone and all they said to you was “Stop feeling that way?” Isn’t that just beyond irritating? How are you supposed to simply stop feeling a certain way, especially without help to know how?

In John 14, Jesus had just said some things that deeply troubled his disciples. One of them was a traitor, all of them were going to deny Him, and He was going to be leaving them that night. Is it any wonder that they would feel troubled at this news? And yet, Jesus goes on to tell them not to feel troubled in John 14:1! Thankfully, he didn’t stop there, though. He encouraged his dear friends to stay strong. He didn’t want to see them give in to their troubled hearts but instead wanted them to put their trust in Him and His Father.

Jesus never promised that his disciples would never feel upset, but He also doesn’t take delight in their pain. Instead, He gives them a way that they can ease their pain and find comfort. Trust in God. Trust in His morality, His justice, His truth, His goodness, and His love. Focus on all that God is and can do, rather than on your trouble. It will not make it go away, but it can certainly help you get through whatever you may face!

Pray With Us

Heavenly Father, I thank You that You are always with me. Thank You for the knowledge You have given me about who You are. Help me to focus on these truths when I am discouraged and hurting. Help me to let go of my worry and trust that You are working. Thank You for the comfort and the hope that I can always find in You. Amen.

  • Pray with thanksgiving for the confidence you have that God is doing a great work in America, even if you don’t understand it.
  • Give thanks that God will sustain you and help you through uncertainty.
  • Pray for a compassionate understanding for those who hold positions that differ greatly from your own.
  • Pray for pastors and leaders of America’s churches and as they guide their congregation and lead and encourage those who are troubled.
  • Pray that God would be at work through this election to help bring the nation closer to Himself.

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