Let Not Your Heart be Troubled
In this video Kathy tells us why Jesus said that to His disciples
and how that is possible.
Click on the video below to watch this encouraging message.
(Kathy begins speaking at 1:01:00)
In Jn.14:1 when Jesus is instructing His disciples to not let their hearts be troubled, Jesus is saying, “Stop putting your thoughts on those things, consciously and determinedly steer your thoughts back on to Me”. That does not mean you put your head in the sand, it means putting your focus where it belongs. There were probably disciples saying, “But I know the waves are there! I am sitting in 6in. of water!” But the answer is not in focusing on the waves but focusing on Him who is so desiring to pull me up out of the waves and on Him who is so desirous to stop the waves. “We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us…” (Heb.12:2a, TPT)
(Kathy Gabler)—After waking in a funk, stillness was my first hurdle. Two scriptures came to mind. The first was Jn 14:1, Let not your heart be troubled. I had taught on that scripture a few times and knew it meant “don’t let your heart be agitated, tossed to and fro, restless, perplexed with doubt, stirred up, struck with fear and dread or anxious and distressed”. Since I had woken up in that very condition, my challenge was to find a way out of the troubling. After rereading my own notes, I knew one positive step was to hold my peace, or keep my mouth shut. Peace leaves our heart on the wings of our words and all that is left is trouble’s rubble. (Second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Trust Gives God Access” Vol.22Iss3)