Thursday, October 17, 2019

2 Kings 19:1-37; Jeremiah 52:1-34; 1 Timothy 3:1-16

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also
in me. John 14:1

Are you troubled today? The Lord understands. At Lazarus’s
burial, He “groaned in the spirit, and was troubled” (John 11:33). With
the burden of the cross before Him, the Lord declared, “Now is my
soul troubled” (John 12:27). And as a close friend was about to lift
up his heel in betrayal (Ps. 41:9), Jesus “was troubled in spirit” (John
13:21). Perhaps you are troubled for similar reasons: bereaved,
burdened, betrayed. How beautiful that, as troubled as He was
in those last moments before Calvary, He turned to His own and
said, “Let not your heart be troubled”. — Brian Cretney

O yes, He cares, I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long night dreary, I know my Savior cares.
—Frank Graeff