“Believe – I want you to come to the place where you really get the truth of what I have been telling you.” And he didn’t mean just a passive acceptance or a slight nod of the head, but real heartfelt understanding that led to trust. Believe! It must have brought deep joy to Jesus in those final moments before His arrest to know that those disciples really did believe and that His Spirit would be with them, even as He had been with them – only more so – to help them continue to trust! Thank you, Lord Jesus, that your Spirit is still helping us today. Thank you, Lord Jesus, that You have made it possible for me “to be whole and at peace even in times of trouble.” I do believe. . .