Waiting on your Lazarus Miracle

Teresa Poucher

You have heard a word from God or received a promise.  How long has it been?  A couple of weeks, perhaps months?  A few years, possibly decades?  

 

  Okay, I  know you have prayed, or you wouldn’t have heard from God.  It’s only been a few weeks, and I know you have praised and thanked Him. The years are passing, and I’m sure you’ve been fasting.  Now it’s been decades. What else do you have to do? You’re at your wit’s end.

 

  It’s just too simple: Believe!  I say I do believe, then why am I questioning?  Why am I like a yo-yo?  Up and down, sometimes I feel like the “Around the World”trick.  

 

  I’ve been reading the story of the siblings Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.  Jesus leaves his dear friends.  Lazarus gets sick.  They send for Jesus, but He tarries.  Now Lazarus is not only dead but has been in the grave for four days.  Talk about a grave situation!  I feel for Martha and Mary.  They had to watch their brother suffer, all the while knowing Jesus could heal him had He been there.  Lazarus dies, and they are left to make arrangements and bury their brother. Pretty sad.

 

  Jesus always has a plan:  “…This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby…. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; [talking to his disciples] ….  

Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? [speaking to Martha] …. but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they [the multitude] may believe that thou hast sent me.”  

(John 11:4,15, 40, 42)

 

Jesus is quite upset that those He loved, Mary and Martha, and His disciples and others, didn’t believe Him.

 

  “When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled.”​​ ​​​(John 11:33 NLT)

 

I believe He was upset about their lack of belief. Hebrews 11:6 says, “he that cometh to God must believe that he is.”

                                                 

  “And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”

(Mark 9:24) 

 

  “…But when the Son of Man comes again, will he find people on earth who believe in him?” ​(Luke 18:8 ERV)

“…Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.”(Mark 5:35-36)

Published by Tpouch1

My day starts with a cup of good coffee and a talk with Jesus. I started walking with Jesus when I was eighteen. That was In March 1979. I have fought many battles. No I haven’t won them all, but I have learned how to not only survive but thrive. Let me share with you...

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