John 14:1“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” (NKJB)
The human heart can become troubled. We can become distressed by fears and insecurities. This is not a good condition for our hearts. A lack of peace will cause all kinds of strife and trouble.
In John 14:1, Jesus tells his disciples that the condition of a troubled heart, is one that they don’t have to allow to continue. A troubled heart comes when our current situation seems to overwhelm us and we lose hope for our future and take our attention off of our Saviour.
Jesus told the disciples that they were to trust and rely on him. The cure for a troubled heart is to remind ourselves of the goodness of God. He has a plan and purpose for our lives which he will bring to pass, as we trust and rely on him.
Without an ongoing awareness and reliance on God our hearts revert to being troubled.
However, the peace that comes through an assurance of His presence and purposes for our lives is simply an adjustment of our hearts toward Him.