“Do not let your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you, for I go to prepare a place for you.” - John 14:1 (NASB)
Most of us have grown up hearing some sort of fairy tale where the princess is rescued by her prince riding on a magnificent horse. They marry and live “happily ever after” until some crow flies overhead shrieking Ca-caw! Ca-caw! with a big shout-out that life is not a fairy tale, life is hard, relationships of all sorts are work, there are losses, there are victories, the hero doesn’t always get the girl, and the damsel in distress is still waiting to be saved since no one has shown up. I wish I would have known all of this at age 5. Maybe I wouldn’t have been so disappointed or trusted that every person wanted what was best for me.
Maybe you have lost count of the number of times people who were supposed to protect you-didn’t, love you-but wouldn’t. There are many more situations that can leave us disheartened, yet it’s through life’s disappointments when God grabs our attention toward Jesus who is the one who rescues us (John 12: 45-50). He is already preparing a place for us; He will come again and receive us to Himself so that we can be where He is (John 14:3). He is the one who rides the wings of the wind, He makes the clouds His chariot (Psalm 104:3-4), He rides the heavens to our help, and through the skies in His majesty (Deuteronomy 33:26).
It's an overwhelming feeling to know that Jesus has gone to great lengths to win our love (Revelation 3:20-22). He is knocking on your heart’s door. We have a future to look forward to and a path to a peaceful heart if we listen to the Lord who tells us not to put our trust in princes (Psalm 146:3) because He is our “Happily Ever After” (Ephesians 2:4-7).
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are preparing our home with You, and for knocking on the door of our heart because You love us and want a relationship with us. Thank You that You have plans for us to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11) which You have made our safe dwelling place.
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