These were Jesus’ last moments with His disciples before everything as they knew it would change. Already, there had been mounting tension and confusion around Jesus’ ministry, and that was nothing compared to the days they were about to face. When Jesus had His last chance to tell His disciples everything they would need to know to get them through the coming turmoil, He began with, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”
God knows what you’ve been through, and He knows what is still to come and these words said to the disciples then are the words He says to you now. Regardless of your circumstances, His invitation today is to walk in peace by the power of the Holy Spirit. As you look around at uncertainty, frustration, confusion, loss, and change, remember that Jesus knows you; He sees you; and He loves you. Do not let your heart be troubled.