Don’t Conclude for God
John 11:24 KJV Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Lazarus, a very good friend of Jesus, was ill. They informed Jesus of his illness. His reply was that the sickness is not unto death. Lazarus’ sisters must have heaved a sigh of relief and believed strongly that nothing bad would happen.
After the pronouncement that the sickness is not unto death, Lazarus still died. He had assured many of us that a very brilliant future lies ahead of us. We’ve heard from God that no force can put us on hold or end the great vision we are to run with. And here is your world crumbling, shattered and like Martha and Mary, you have struggled to keep your dream alive. You have tried all you can. But still it’s getting worse. The future looks bleak and the fog of distraction ain’t helping to keep hope alive.
When Jesus got to the scene, Martha ran to Him to pour out her heart to Him. Master, if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died. With a bleeding heart, like one stabbed with a knife of hopelessness and had lost lots of blood and tries to muster some words. Rather than plead for mercy to have its course. Instead of praying for the will of God in the situation. You gave Him a thousand and one reasons He should have come earlier.
In a moment, like a stick of match lit in very thick darkness. Your hope comes alive like Martha; John 11:22 KJV But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. I pray that your hope will rise right now. That there will be a stirring up of a great Faith in you. That Faith capable of surmounting the mountain of challenges. Let it rise now in Jesus’ name.
Now that the Lord is here. He wants to interrupt the silence. He is here to make that dream come alive. Martha is desperate for a miracle, but she didn’t really know what she wanted. Don’t just be like Martha, who never understood the times and seasons and concluded that Jesus was talking about the future while He was talking about the present.
If you can predict the move of God, would He still be God?
Let us pray: Father, don’t let me be too familiar with You to underestimate You.
Written by DareSijo