We all know a wayward soul, maybe a child, husband, or siblings. It is heartbreaking as well as discouraging.
Years ago, God spoke to my heart, “I’m going to give you a Lazarus miracle.” The following week my pastor preached on the miracle of Lazarus. I felt the confirmation and was super excited.
Well, it’s been years and still no resurrection. I worried; I prayed, cried, and waited. Pouting doesn’t help, nor does trying to figure out what God is going to do. He doesn’t need help. He desires faith! So, what must I do? Speak the Word out loud. We have whatsoever we saith. What are we saying?
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”(Romans 10:17)
“…it was impossible for God to lie…” (Hebrews 6:18)
“For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:39)
It doesn’t matter if they are far off geographically or spiritually. Speak whatever scriptures the Lord has laid on your heart.
I will get my Lazarus miracle — God is faithful. So, when you get disheartened, think of Lazarus. Someone had to die. Mary and Martha knew Jesus could heal their brother, but he decided not to show. They had to watch him die and bury him. Then four days later, He showed up. All hope was gone. They thought God let them down or perhaps really didn’t love them.
Rest assured He does love you. He has not forgotten you. He has a plan. God is going to get the glory from this situation that seems grave.
You can get excited again because He is the resurrection and the life.