Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 21, 2017

Delaying Help

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 7:39 pm

John 11:5 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days and Lazarus (NIV)

Jesus stayed with Lazarus and his sisters every time He went through Bethany.  They had developed a very close and loving relationship.  It seems strange when someone we love needs us and we delay 2 days.  So often we are so very quick to give help when maybe we should not trust our own understanding or fears and ask God what and when we should do to help.  Jesus had more in mind than just healing Lazarus.  He wanted to demonstrate the power of God over death.  In know from past experience we delayed God’s work in the lives of another by being to quick and leaning on our own understanding and fear for them by bailing them out of trouble before God had the opportunity to speak into their lives.  Let us be like Jesus.  Let us learn to help in God’s way and God’s time.

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