John 14:1-3 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
John 16:22 “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”
These are some of my favorite verses in the Bible. I especially love Jesus’ reassurance, “if it were not so, I would have told you.” It is such a human thing to say, but knowing the words are from Jesus fills me with joy. Joy is that promise of eternal life with God. How can I hold on to a bad mood or a frustrating moment, when Jesus has promised me eternity in relationship with Him?
Lord God, help me to hold on to this promise from you; to remember it and savor it when I am discouraged. Amen
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