See His Glory by Kirk Hunt
Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”
Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
Jesus did not rebuke Martha’s read of the facts and figures. Lazarus was dead. Jesus Himself cried in grief and heartache (John 11:35). We must not forget that God’s power always overcomes the facts and figures. The glory of God is always a believer’s prize.
God’s people must always grip two things at once. We have a rational view of life and cold hard facts. We always have an absolute belief in God’s power and grace. Lazarus was dead and stinking in decay. God’s power can raise even very dead people to life and health.
My strong faith does not change the medical test, or the legal judgment, or my flowing tears. I am still one of God’s faithful ones, even when I stand in grief and heartache. God’s faithful people see past the temporary to the eternal.
God is the ultimate healer. God is is my advocate and sovereign-most authority. God is comforter and source of every miracle. My faith and belief will enable me to see His glory.
Jesus’ tears were not the end of the story. His power surged and Lazarus hopped, bound in his grave clothes, out of the tomb. If you believe, you will see God’s glory.
Think: The facts cannot crowd out my faith.
Pray: “Lord, help me to keep faith, despite the facts and figures.”
Copyright © July 2021, Kirk Hunt
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