Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

When Our Souls are in Trouble: Friday Fourth Week of Easter


 Breakfast With the Word Friday Fourth Week of Easter




 John 14:1-6



What happened in today’s gospel is in tally with those moments when our souls are in trouble and worried. Those moments are;



 1. When we are not certain of what might befall us in the future: Before the gospel of John 14:1-6, the disciples are fearful and in a perplexing condition. We find ourselves in this kind of condition when our souls are in trouble


Jesus tells the disciples earlier, “Where I go, you cannot come.” Peter asks Him”Where are you going?” Thomas said, “We do not know why you are going, how can we know the way?”


This explains the type of distress they are into. Their future seems to be unknown. Also, whenever we are so unsure of the future, we allow worrying to overcome us.


Hence in the midst of the unknown, when our souls are in trouble, we become fearful of what may befall us. Jesus says today, let your heart not be troubled despite that.



 2. When we seem to be losing something or somebody. The disciples of Jesus had good reason to be “troubled”. The reason is that Jesus talks about leaving them and going where they could not follow.


Hence, Jesus saw in their faces that night; confusion, hurt, disappointment, fear, frustration and bewilderment.


So, the thought of losing Jesus was all over their faces. In essence, this is what truly happens to us. Sometimes, when we seem to be losing our positions, relationships loved ones, money, business etc we become so much worried and full of distress. So, when our souls are in trouble, Jesus encourages us today to be calm, put all our trust in Him. All hope is not lost yet.



 3 . When we think all hope is lost. Nothing characterized the fear of those disciples than this. They were losing their master. That was their trouble. It seems to be a hopeless situation. Who will feed them again? What of the kingdom they were expecting? Can they succeed without Him? Won’t the Jews laugh at them at last?


These are the type of questions we ask ourselves when our souls are in trouble and when we seem to be in hopeless moments. There is this questions about what can we do now? So, in this situation, Jesus is assuring us, to be calm despite the trauma.



 4. In moments of suffering and difficult situations. The disciples may be thinking that without Jesus things may be so difficult for them.



They were deeply concerned too of the suffering awaiting the messiah. Sometimes we experience sadness over our situations, by our difficult journey, and the things awaiting us. Jesus says to us put all our trust in me. Do not put your hearts in trouble.



 We Have Jesus



This is Jesus’ farewell discourse. He speaks with words of encouragement and assuring presence to the disciples. Jesus is the true guide.


Remember that Jesus does not promise them freedom from their troubles. He only assures them of His mighty and Divine Presence during the time of troubles.


He tells them He will be with them in the midst of their troubles. When their souls are in trouble, He is going to be their strength and guide.



 What is Troubling You?



Stop for a moment. What is making your troubled heart today? What is causing you sleepless nights? The hurt of those disciples that night was no different from the hurts you experience today. Jesus is telling those disciples to give Him those “troubles” that were boiling over their hearts.



Jesus says to his disciples, “Do not put your heart in trouble; trust in God and trust in me”. We owe God total trust whenever we find ourselves in challenges. Whether it improves or not, hang your faith there. The hour of surprises still comes unknown.




May God bless you dearest and give you the grace to overcome all your challenges Amen 









  1. Miriam Udeozoh says

    Thanks, reading your piece for the first time and it is spirit filled.
    More Grace

    1. Sanctus Mario says

      Thank you so much

      1. Adichie Lilian Chizoba says

        Why does it seem like today’s message was been referred to me personally.

        Thank you father for your encouraging words.
        May God continue to inspire and bless you. Amen

  2. Beatricekc says

    Amen. Very much encouraging

  3. Ogochukwu says


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  5. Blessing Chilo says

    Always soul lifting and encouraging reading from you. Thank you father and may God almighty continue to bless and strengthen you as you carry out your duties in his vineyard

  6. Desmond Oloto says

    Amen 🙏.
    Thanks Padre.

  7. Sheila says


  8. Marita-margaret Awum says


  9. Adichie Chizoba says

    Lord give me the strength to overcome all the challenges that I face in this my marriage. Amen

  10. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    Lord Jesus Christ give me the spirit of a winner, a conqueror, a victor. Strengthen my faith in you. Amen

  11. Olomu Chinedu says

    A resounding Amen. Good. Morning Fr. Thank you

  12. Eze, Blessing Chinasa says

    Amen. Thank you Fr Sanctus.

  13. Yolanda Malebatsane says


  14. Amaka says

    The hour of surprises still comes unknown😌😌
    Thank you so much, Fr.

  15. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen like thunder. Good morning Fr

  16. Rosemary Umeze says


  17. Blessing Chilo Adie says

    In good times and in bad I will always trust in you oh Lord for you are my life



  19. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  20. Regina Mobu says

    Amen! Thank you Jesus for everything. Thank you father for all your encouragements. May God continue to strengthen you and your team.

  21. Ifeoma Ugwueze says


  22. Blessing Anne says


  23. Chisom Egwudike says

    When my soul seems troubled, Lord, give me the grace to trust in you. Amen

  24. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen. Lord thank you so much for your for your blessed Assurance.

  25. Uzoma Daniel chidera says

    Father Lord may your words manifest in my life Anen

  26. Uzoma Daniel chidera says

    Without you lord I can do nothing

  27. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr., to the glory of God’s name

  28. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks Padre

  29. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says

    Amen and Amen

  30. Munachimso onuoha says

    Amen oooo

  31. Eze Henry says


  32. Dodoh Peter Anthony says

    Dear Jesus, my soul is troubled. But I put my trust on you. Amen

  33. Chinaza says


  34. Kaycee Omeke says

    Thank you Fr.

  35. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen. Thank you Padre, this message is highly appreciated 🙏

  36. Julie Akalemeaku says


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  39. Enibe Jacinta Amara says

    Amen.0 dear lord I believe in you but help my unbelieve.

  40. Helen says

    Amen! God bless you richly Padre.

    More grace 🙏🙏

  41. Dr Nicholas Onyia A. says

    Amen and amen.

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