Whenever we find ourselves in bleak circumstances, we always want to pray to be delivered. But isn’t it highly possible that if God wants to deliver you from that situation, He would? Could it just be that there’s something He wants to unlock in you that was lying dormant?
There were times in my life where I felt God should have delivered me and He didn’t. But it was in those times that I experienced a Lazarus moment. Some things had to die so that I could live. And in the midst of the resurrection those things that lie dormant suddenly sprung to life.
What are those things? I prayed more. I took fasting seriously. I learned to praise in the midst of a trial. I learned to seek God with my whole heart. It amazed me how the things I struggled for years to do suddenly became the easiest. And it all it took was for me to go through.
I guess what I’m saying is, in all of us something had to die, so that we could live…
“Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.””
John 11:32 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What has died in you? In the midst of that death, what new things were resurrected in you?