“Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.”
Jesus was standing at the grave of His friend, Lazarus, who had been dead four days. He continued His prayer explaining why He had thanked the Father for hearing Him.
“And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.”
Perhaps if we realized how our thankfulness affects other people, we would thank Him more.
He was groaning within Himself, weeping over His friend’s situation.
He heard the rebuke of Martha as she told Him the impossibility of the situation now that her brother was dead, then He reminded her of what He had already said.
“Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?”
She either forgot what He said, or simply chose not to believe Him.
Is that not what we do on a regular basis?
We have the perfect Word of God at our fingertips. The answer to every situation lies within the Words on the pages.
Yet, so often, we choose to ignore or forget what He said.
Whatever seemingly impossible situation lies in front of you today, He is Able.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
As much as He is Able to provide a solution, He is also waiting for us to cry unto Him for help.
He desires for us to call upon Him.
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
He encourages us to ask, seek, knock.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
When the task in front of us seems impossible, the Lord hears the cry of His children.
Ezekiel 5-6 | Psalm 77-79
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