GOD waited until Abraham and Sarah's physical potential, ability, and strength had died. Already laid and trapped behind the rock in a tomb, wrapped up like a mummy, Lazarus' body rested still as his decaying body reeked of death.
Mary and Martha stared at their impossible gravely painful situation. Jesus was late! And now, by the fourth day, their brother's body was a horrific undisputed, decomposing, fatal mess. In their estimation, it was over!
What painful crisis are you staring at today?
LEARN AND DISCERN:
If we are not careful to fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, we can let the lack of other people's faith place us behind strong rocks and dead tombs. Never ever give them the power to put a lock on your crisis. Your situation may be grave, it may smell, and there may appear to be no hope, but I've come to let some of you know and remind others that for the believing child of GOD, He is the Strong Tower we run into and find shelter, strength and need in times of trouble. Our GOD is the GOD of impossibilities.
It's okay to feel alone or even be alone because sometimes, we will walk alone. Even our sweet Savior knew what it felt like to have his friends fall asleep on him during the season of his greatest pain. And while your friends may seemingly fall asleep on you in yours, there is a friend that does stick closer than a brother, and His name is Jesus! Ultimately, that is who you need to know is there.
Jesus knew what he was facing, but in his humanity, He was looking for the intimate fellowship from his closest buddies. It's the human part of us that longs to know that those closest to us in heart are still there. But when Jesus comes out to check if they're still "hanging" with Him, he finds them sleeping. Three times did Jesus "come out" to check on them when in actuality, they should have been checking in on him. But when He checks the third time and still finds them sleeping, He utters these words, "Sleep on..."
GOD knows exactly where you are even when others tire waiting and watching with you. But be of good cheer friend. Your situation is a perfect platform for GOD to step right in and show you that He is your Friend and that He will never fail you. Abraham STAGGERED NOT in unbelief but he believed GOD and GOD called Abraham His friend.
While navigating through your turbulently raging and painful season, anchor yourself, cling to, and hang on to the threads of faith in GOD's Word. Keep going. Because when you look back, it'll be because He wants to show you that you were walking on water while everyone else was still in the boat. GOD will be your friend and see you through to the end. ~2019 Narda Goodson, Daily Doses of Gospel PiLLs
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Scriptures to Meditate on:
Romans 4:20 - He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Galatians 3:9 - So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.