Sharing Lisa’s second post here. This one really blessed me because I so relate to this story at this very moment in my life. I am sharing Lisa’s heart because I cannot find in me to share my own right now.
Stacey ~ iamalive
I read John 11 & Matthew 21:1-13 in the #f260 this morning. John 11 tells the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Mary and Martha had sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was sick. Jesus doesn’t rush to his side to heal him. He takes his time. Lazarus had been dead 4 days by the time Jesus got to him and brought him back to life. I have a quote written in my Bible about this story. “In Martha’s hour of devastation and grief, Jesus didn’t tell her what He could do. Rather He told her He was-life itself.” Wow! I needed to hear this today.
When things don’t go as planned, uncertainty creeps in, or frustrations overflow blotting out my joy then I tend to focus my prayers on asking God to do this or not do this. What I need to focus on is the sovereignty of God and that He is everything. He has everything all planned out. I simply need to trust Him. I hear Him now asking me “Do you believe this?” Yes, Lord, I do. I will act like it. #lhtheword