When you’re facing a crisis or a battle, remember what Jesus said to His disciples the night before His crucifixion: “Let not your heart be troubled” (John 14:1).
Imagine what it would have been like to be one of Jesus’ disciples at the end. They watched as He was arrested, beaten, and crucified. All of their hopes and dreams were
rooted in Him, and then He was dead and seemingly defeated. The confusion, hurt, and pain from that alone was probably unbearable, but then came the thoughts: We have made such sacrifices, leaving family and businesses, risking it all on the belief that Jesus was the Messiah. Might it all have been in vain? How long before they come to get us? That is real stress and pressure. I believe the disciples were facing a crisis of faith that none of us will ever endure, yet what did Jesus say? “Let not your heart be troubled.”
Think about what the Lord told Joshua right after Moses died, He said be strong and of good courage. Now here was Joshua in charge of leading over 2 million people into the promised land. The promised land where there were many battles and many enemies ahead. But the Lord told him in chapter 1 of Joshua, "I have commanded you, 'Be strong and courageous! Don't tremble or be terrified, because the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.'"
I know some of us are facing some serious battles; I know some of us are scared, feeling down and uncertain about our future. But I have great news. We are not alone, we are not defeated, we have tools, we have power and we have loved ones. God will never leave us, He is right beside us ready to give us wisdom. The Word is powerful so lets find some scriptures speak them over our lives and situations. Last, we have each other. We can call on each other any time and we can pray with each other and encourage one another. Don't let satan tell you no one cares, don't let him convince you that you are alone. All we have to do is call or show up.