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Are you disappointed with God's timing?

Thursday, April 9, 2020 / TBN Staff

Sheila Walsh Breaks Down Jesus' Timing of Lazarus' Resurrection.

 

When we pray for specific requests, we expect God to answer in our time frame. When God doesn’t answer our prayers, it leaves us disappointed and lost. Sheila Walsh uses John 11 to show believers how to confront confusion when experiencing unanswered prayers.
 
This is exemplified in the story of Lazarus. 
 
In the beginning of John 11, Martha and Mary notify Jesus that Lazarus is sick. When Jesus hears the news, he says, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” We can assume that Martha and Mary expected Jesus to come rushing to the rescue. However, He did just the opposite and stayed where he was for two more days.
 
Why did Jesus wait?
 
Lazarus was dead for four days. By this time, Martha and Mary were in mourning. When Jesus arrived, He said, “I am the resurrection and the life, everyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.” In other words, Jesus wanted Martha and Mary to fully trust Him through the fear and pain.
 
After four days, Lazarus was raised back to life.
 
Throughout John 11, God challenged Martha and Mary’s faith and He does the same with us. As Christians, we need to remember that God is sovereign over all, and He is in control.
Remember, God sees the big picture and He knows how to answer our prayers far better than we do!