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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Updated on March 30, 2020
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Cheryl is a poet, freelance writer, author, and former newspaper columnist. She has degrees in Psychology and Biblical studies

There will be trials but:

In John 14:1 Christ told his disciples: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In John 16:33 He said: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. There will be trials and tribulation but the words of an old hymn still ring true. "HE LIVES."

I serve a risen Saviour, He's in the world today
I know that He is living, whatever men may say
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer
And just the time I need Him He's always near. He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Christ Jesus lives today
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way
He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Salvation to impart
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.
This is the good news to believers that gives us comfort the world cannot understand. Many will be saying "He lives" on the Sunday the Resurrection is observed but we need to remember this every day.


Don't be weary our Redeemer lives

And though my heart grows weary I never will despair
I know that He is leading, through all the stormy blast
The day of His appearing will come at last lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Christ Jesus lives today
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way.

With the coronavirus causing a worldwide shutdown, there is much to be troubled about but we still have reason to rejoice. We each in our own lives must believe that we shall not die, but live to give Him glory. Psalms 118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. Don't be weary and do not faint in these trying times. We must have the attitude of the psalmist in Psalms 27:13. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Rejoice lift up your head and sing

The final stanza of He Lives tells us what we need to do to make it.

Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King
The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find
None other is so loving, so good and kind He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Christ Jesus lives today
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way
He lives (He lives), He lives (He lives), Salvation to impart
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.

This is something you must know in your own heart. The preacher preaching it and other believers saying it will not have the same effect as what you know deep within you.

Rejoice He lives

You must have the good part

Luke 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

We should not be overwhelmed and troubled as Martha was but choose the good part as her sister did. Consider the lyrics of an old hymn. "This joy I have, The world didn't give it to me. The world didn't give it and the world can't take it away." Don't let anything or anyone in this world steal your joy from Jesus that comes through His Holy Spirit. Yes trials ae dark on every hand and we do not always understand and one day we will understand it better by and by. The sweet by and by, however, does not give us the strength to deal with the hear and now, So rejoice in Jesus, don't allow your heat to be troubled, have the good part, keep the faith, don't be weary and lift up your heads.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Cheryl E Preston

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    • Cheryl E Preston profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl E Preston 

      12 months ago from Roanoke

      Yes it’s one of my favorites since childhood.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      12 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I have always liked the hymn, "He Lives". This is such an uplifting article and it is a time when most of us are a little or a lot stressed.

      Take care of yourself and stay healthy.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      12 months ago from The Caribbean

      We need this kind of encouragement now. We need to safeguard our minds as well we protect our bodies.

    • Cheryl E Preston profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl E Preston 

      12 months ago from Roanoke

      Thank you Lorna and you take care as well.

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      12 months ago

      Powerful and uplifting Cheryl - much needed hope in these troubled times. Take care.

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