Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.-John 14:1-4
In Jesus’ final hours with his disciples he did not spend time talk to them about all the things that they had done together. Instead, he chose to use his finalize hours with disciples teaching the final lessons they needed to carry on the mission that they had been given by him and to remind them that what they were about to witness was not the end. When Jesus says in verse 1 of today’s passage, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me”, he is telling his disciples the things that they are about to witness over the next several hours are going to be difficult and troubling but they are not to take them to heart because of the promises that God has made to them through Jesus. These same words apply to us today. When we are going through the difficult times that seem to test and try our faith, we simply need to remember that God is in control and that God will always keep his promises.