Keep Believing

The disciples, in John 13, had just been told that Jesus had to go away, Judas would betray Him, and that Peter would deny Jesus three times. Yet, Jesus reaffirms, at the start of chapter 14, for the disciples to not worry, but to trust in God and Jesus, Himself

We need to understand that for a disciple without a teacher, it was like a boat without an ore. A disciple learnt from their Rabbi throughout their lives, and so, these men had just committed to Jesus, to which He was now confirming that they were no longer going to be able to go where Jesus was going. Trust and faith go hand in hand, and the fact that the disciples were following Jesus, meant that they had faith in Him, in who He was

Think about it, at any point, Jesus could have given the disciples all the nitty-gritty of every account that was about to come to pass, and yet, He gave them “just enough” to realise the truth when they saw it, and yet, sadly, Peter still denied Jesus, and all eleven of them fleed the scene when Jesus was captured. Jesus could have even told them where to run too, but He didn’t because the disciples needed to decide as to whether what was happening was to break them, or make them into whom they became

So often, this is our truth as well…God will give us a glimpse of what is about to happen, or where we are headed, so that we will step out of the boat in the first instance, but the rest is about taking each step in faith and trusting God, in obedience, to keep moving forward. It’s also about our growth in Christ and drawing us closer to the Father to develop that more intimate relationship that we were created for

Friends, we need to understand that Jesus has given us “just enough” to sustain us throughout the tough times, but this journey of life is trusting in our faith that bought us into the arms of the Father in the first place, through Christ

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.”

John 14:1

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Rebecca Brand

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