I can't sleep. I recieved a telephone call about a young man who took his own life tonight. This led me to pray for my son, who is about the same age. A scripture kept coming to mind...
Do not let your heart be troubled...
Where was that from? I pulled out the 8-lb exhaustive concordance to look up the reference. No reading glasses. Looks like it's from John 14:1.
The New International Version has "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me."
The Living Bible has "Let not your heart be troubled. You are trusting God, now trust in me."
My Bible commentary has "After announcing Judas's betrayal (13:21), His own imminent depature (13:33) and Peter's denial (13:38), Jesus told His disciples not to be troubled, but to trust Him."
Ok Lord, I get it. I trust you with my son's life. Bad stuff happens and You tell me to trust You throughout it all. But I still don't feel like I can sleep...
And then I read The Message:
"Don't let this throw you. You trust God, don't you? Trust me."
Yes LORD. I do.