(James Smith, “The Remedy for a Troubled Heart!”)
“Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God — believe also in Me!” John 14:1
Our Lord would have us be calm, patient, and composed; therefore He says, “Let not your heart be troubled!”
He prescribes a remedy for heart trouble, or inward anxiety:
1. “Believe in God.” Believe in God as your Father — as loving you, acting for you, and rejoicing in your welfare. See Him . . .
ordering all events with consummate wisdom;
overruling all with infinite skill; and
sanctifying all to your welfare, by His sovereign grace.
There is no room for ‘chance’ — for His government is perfect.
There can be no unkindness — for His love is infinite.
All will be directed right — for He personally superintends every detail in the universe!
The floating of the atom,
the rolling of the sea, and
all the movements of every mind —
are alike under His control and direction!
“He works all things after the counsel of His own will.”
2. “Believe also in Me!” Believe. . .
that I sympathize with you;
that I feel the deepest interest in your welfare;
that I never withdraw my eye or heart from you for one moment;
that I will support you in every place, and under every trial;
that My arm shall be stretched out for you to lean upon, as you come up out of the wilderness of this world;
that I will save you to the uttermost;
that I will show you a brother’s love;
that I will stand by you as a firm friend in every distress;
that I will overturn all the designs of your foes against you.
Remember Jesus, that Jesus who . . .
lived for you,
labored for you,
suffered for you,
died for you,
rose for you, and
is now in Heaven pleading for you —
says, “Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God — believe also in Me!”