by PamFord Davis
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Do you ever feel troubled?

We need not be ashamed. Trouble comes to all.

God created us as emotional beings. We experience both joy and sorrow.

Jesus was troubled because He had great compassion.

“Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, ‘She is going to the tomb to weep there.’

Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, ‘Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.’

Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled (John 11:31-33 NKJV).”

Jesus was troubled because He was being betrayed.

“When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me (John 13:21 NKJV).”

Jesus felt sorrow.

“Then He said to them, ‘My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.’

He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will (Mark 4:34-36 NKJV).”

Knowing that tribulation (trouble) would befall us, Jesus offered hope.

“In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33b NKJV).”

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis