Friday, April 13, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 21:1-24; Psalms 124:1-127; Mark 7:24 to 8:10

When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit. John 13:21
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1

Our Lord was troubled in spirit as He met in the upper room with His disciples. He was, of course, anticipating His upcoming betrayal and crucifixion. The disciples were burdened with their own emotions
regarding His leaving them. They were very much afraid. But a troubled Saviour could say “Let not your heart be troubled,” believe in me. Note also that He was talking to all the disciples but He used the
singular noun “heart,” not “hearts.” Each had to personally trust in the Lord in his own heart. As do we. —Ken Gross

Trusting as the moments fly, trusting as the days go by;
Trusting Him whate’er be fall, trusting Jesus that is all. —Edgar Stiles