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Heavenly Hope

Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am."

John 14:1-3

I’ve read in a variety of places that two of the most popular chapters within the Bible among believers are John 3 and John 14. And it’s easy to see why isn’t it?

In these first three verses Jesus offers words of incredible comfort and speaks of the glorious heavenly reality that awaits Christians. What Jesus says here is wonderfully comforting.

And whenever we talk about comfort we must ask ourselves, what’s the source of our comfort? What’s the source of my comfort? Is it your health, the number in your bank account, your family? What is it?

Every now and again, we'll even settle for cheap comfort counterfeits like vague platitudes or perhaps a pat on the back, a smile, and a little nod.

It’s because of Christ you can overcome whatever life throws at you.

All of those things might provide us with temporary comfort but none of it lasts. It’s all fleeting and we’re reminded in our passage this morning that true comfort is only found in Jesus.

Most Christians, I assume, know that as well. If you’ve been around the church at all you probably could have predicted that statement. We all understand that Jesus should be our comfort and peace. At various times, I’m sure many of you have either prayed that for yourself or for someone else.

I think that’s a wonderful prayer, but we must understand that Jesus is more than a crutch we lean on in challenging circumstances, rather, Jesus is what gets you through life’s challenging circumstances.

The Christian is empowered through his or her faith in Christ. It’s because of Christ you can overcome whatever life throws at you.

But in the meantime, we must remember two things: first, that Jesus will provide for your every need. And second, no matter what your circumstances may be, Jesus will remember you.

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