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Thursday, October 5, 2017
God Can Raise the Lazaruses in Your Life - by Joyce Meyer Ministries daily devotion 5 October Thursday
Jesus said to her, Did I not tell you and promise you that if you would believe and rely on Me, you would see the glory of God?
— John 11:40
Remember when Jesus visited Mary and Martha after their brother Lazarus had been dead for four days? When He finally arrived, Martha said, Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died (John 11:21).
Martha was clearly in a state of despair. Then, Jesus said to her, Your brother shall rise again. Martha replied, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day (vv. 23-24). I don’t think she really understood what Jesus was saying. She was looking toward a future possibility, not a present reality. She didn’t really expect things to change.
A lot of us are like Martha, stuck in our troubles, not realizing that God can turn things around. But Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and He can raise the “Lazaruses” in your life, whether you need Him to restore a relationship, give you a breakthrough in your health or finances, or remove an obstacle that’s keeping you from moving forward in His will for your life. Whatever your need may be, all things are possible with God! (See Mark 10:27)
Don’t lose hope. You might be hurting now, but out of every disaster, God can bring a new beginning. Believe in God, and watch Him show His glory in your life.