The wonderful words of Jesus, “Let not your heart be troubled,” take on a much deeper meaning when we consider when and where the Master said them.
Jesus and the eleven future apostles were having the Last Supper in a borrowed upper room. Judas had just left, and Jesus knew this was his last night before his crucifixion. Yet, instead of fear for himself, Jesus gave words of comfort to his followers. Before Jesus and his friends went to the homeless camp located in the garden of Gethsemane, He told his disciples about the mansions in His Father's house and promised to prepare them a place there.
A homeless person talking about mansions? Most people would certainly assume Jesus was delusional. Most people only know the “stained-glass-window” Jesus and have never known the homeless Son of God. Jesus and his friends did not go to the garden of Gethsemane simply to pray. They went there to spend the night because they were homeless. John 18:2 tells us the garden was the homeless camp where they often stayed.
To appreciate the words of Jesus, one must realize Jesus had nothing of this world. Jesus was homeless, and yet He spoke of mansions in his Father's house.
Friend, there is another world called heaven. Jesus told us our life does not consist of the stuff we have, but rather, our life consists of our relationship with Christ. Seek to know the homeless Jesus. Seek to establish your life in that other world.
Do not feel bad when things do not always work out for you. This world and your life here will soon pass away. Establish your life in heaven. Corrie ten Boom was in South Korea, and one day she heard the most beautiful singing. She followed the voice and found a Christian woman living in a cardboard box. The woman had the joy of the Lord in spite of her poverty.
I pray that you might also find the joy of the Lord in the good times and in the difficult times.