The reality is that when trouble comes, questions arise within us. What did we do wrong? Can we change it? Is God even present? In our text Jesus is preparing the apostles for His death and what we see is that the apostles’ greatest trouble, was God’s desire. If trouble is a given, and God is sovereign, then not only are we in God’s hands, but so is the trouble. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. . .” what if it is not our feelings that need to change, but our prayers? What if we need to push through the feelings of trouble? This morning I pray that we would see that trouble is not our enemy, but rather it is often what God uses to examine our hearts, build our faith, and to show His glory to us and through us.