LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF JOHN 14:1 (Re-edited)
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."
10 THINGS THAT WILL ALWAYS MAKE YOUR HEART TO BE TROUBLED
1. You feel what you are passing through now , will never end . Key - Learn to trust God and ask him to show you the way out . God speaks , except you are not listening . There is a way out . Isa 30:21"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
2.We allow how heart to be troubled when we lose confidence in God . One key that has always helped me is prayer . Let your prayer life be constant . Roms 12:12(HSCB)"Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer."
3.Doubt - Remember what scripture told us in the book of James 1:6 , if you doubt , you cannot receive anything from him. And when you doubt , your heart becomes troubled . the cure therefore is your faith , work more on your faith , read the word more , listen to messages the more and your faith will be built up . Roms 10:17(NIV)"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ."
4.When you allow your circumstances to overwhelm you , your heart becomes troubled. I share my testimony with you , in all my troubles , God has always proven His word to be true in my life . Psalm 46:1(HCSB)"For the choir director. A song of the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. "
5.When we can't see any changes in our lives , despite all the prayers and thanksgivings , we begin to feel maybe God has abandoned us . But here is the secret , if you should look at your life spiritually again , you would observe that you have grown . Never assume that nothing is happening in your life , physically you can call it a fact , but spiritually , you are being prepared for a big miracle.1 peter 1:12-13(Msg)"12-13 Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner."6.Jesus warned us to always pray . Why? if you don't when temptations come , you would feel as if God has abandoned you .Wrong . you were not prepared .Luke 22:46(ESV)"and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
7.Jesus prayed for peter , that his faith should not fail him. Most times when our faith begins to fail us we become troubled , looks like God's word is not going to come to pass in our lives . wrong key- sharpen your faith by studying the word and listening to other peoples testimonies. Rev 12:11 (NIV)"They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death."
8.When negative people are around you , they will never say anything positive , but to always remind you who failed in that particular business or idea that you have .Key - keep them at bay .Prov 13:20(NIV)"Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm."
9.Focusing your mind on what people of the world have, will give you a troubled heart . bible has warned us not to envy them . God did not create any failure . so work on your trust in God. Prov 23:7(NLT)"Don't envy sinners, but always continue to fear the LORD." see verse 8 "there is an end to your troubles"
10.Thankful people are joyful people , a troubled heart will always find it hard to appreciate God .Key- joy builds up your expectations and leads you into thanking Him , even in the midst of the trouble. 1 Thess 5:18(NIV)"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."
"I rejoice anytime I am troubled ,is a sign God is about to do something good for me " Anthony daniel oritse -buwawa
PRAYER: Father let not my heart be troubled in Jesus name , Amen.
You will testify in Jesus name , Amen.