Sean Hannity’s favorite line is “let not your heart be troubled”.
Okay, that comes from John 14:1. Here is the full quote:
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
But the reality is, outside Jesus and the saving grace of God, you should be very troubled. Everything in this fallen world should be so troubling without Jesus Christ. He is the only thing that truly can calm our fears. The hope and the rock.
If current things do not trouble one’s heart a little, then one has to wonder about his/her state. The reassurance though is not of the world.
So when Sean borrows the words to put them into a different context, it really does them no good.
Later in that chapter He says:
“27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (NIV)
Yet almost every night he says in his show, “Let not your heart be troubled”. And why is that? What is he telling us? Why exactly should you not be troubled? He doesn’t say.
Unless he has some other explanation not to be troubled. Other than that, it just sort of bugs me hearing that blanket phrase all the time, especially as bad as things are now under the second occupation of Barack Obama.