Vs. 6, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” What a wonderful chapter! Though, Jesus’ death was iminent…He would invest this time in sharing incredilble promises for both the disciples of then and all of us now. Because Jesus was truly the Son of God and the Father was in Him…He was able to remind them that He was preparing their true home in Heaven (Vs. 2). It’s a very touching picture when Jesus promises them and us that He will not leave us as orphans (vs. 18)…and what a tragic thing when a child has no father and mother. But, we would not be alone…for the promised Holy Spirit would bring us comfort (vs. 26). We also have the promise that if ask in Jesus’ name and according to His will…He will grant (vs. 13, 14). The Holy Spirit was already a testament to that promise!
Regarding application…Trusting Jesus. Vs. 1, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” Think about it…all around the world…people are seeking comfort. They long for comfort in a crazy, sin-filled world. A world where not only can children become orphans…but children can be murdered by their own parents, a world where children are abused and used by evil people (especially in the third-world countries), a place where the enemy (satan) is nearly relentless at trying to bring us down. Yet, their is only one place that we can fill the hole and void that lies in our hearts. It’s through our Lord Jesus Christ! Believing in Jesus and Trusting in Jesus can be two very different things. It’s like a person who believes a plane is safe to ride in…but you can believe it and yet not trust it by choosing to drive rather than fly. Likewise…we can believe Jesus all we want…but trusting is a verb…it means we must take action in what we believe. Question: What is it that Jesus is asking you to Trust Him with today? It could be a struggle with a relationship in your family. It could be with a relationship with friends at school you know that are not good for you…it can also be with a good friend, yet it’s hard to open up to them because you’ve been let down before. It can be with worrying about your future, where will you go, what will you do, where you will live? There is much that our hearts can grow troubled in, isn’t there? Yet, take solace in Jesus’ compassionate words….”Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”