In the Gospel of John, chapter 14, in verse 1 and again in verse 27, Jesus says to the disciples (that’s us!), “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” He’s comforting his disciples and telling us not to worry, but to trust in God and to trust in him. He says it twice, so we know he means it!
Do you think Jesus, who loved to heal the sick, would mind if we extended his comforting words to cover not only our metaphorical hearts, but our physical hearts as well? Do you think Jesus would want our physical hearts–our cardiac organs–to be as untroubled as our spiritual hearts?
Women of the ELCA has a special initiative, Raising Up Health Women & Girls, to address that very topic. See Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls for more information.
This message is an excerpt of the February 2018 monthly devotional, “Do not let your hearts be troubled,” by Audrey Novak Riley.
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