John chapter 11 – The Death of Lazarus . (Click here to read full story)
John chapter eleven states that Lazarus had gotten sick and died. On top of that he had been dead AND buried for four days and even then Jesus went to him and brought him back to life.
Do you have a situation in your life that has been pronounced dead by you or someone else? A relationship, a business, a health issue, a dream, a goal…something that seems to have died with absolutely no hope of resurrection ever again?
That is your Lazarus situation and I’m here to tell you that whether your Lazarus has been dead for 4 days, 4 weeks or 4 years God has the power to bring your Lazarus back to life. You see I am facing a Lazarus situation now in my own life and I didn’t realize it until recently when one day as I prayed to God telling him that it’s obviously too late, that there’s no way that it can happen now that this story was brought back to my memory.
The key to overcoming your Lazarus situation is you have to believe that God can do this for you.
In the story, John chapter 11 verse 40 it says “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?”.
The bible clearly states in Hebrews chapter 11 verse 6 that without faith it is impossible to please God.
Even though your situation in the natural to our eyes may seem to have died, even though you feel hopeless, discouraged and defeated. Even though you are in the midst of mourning the loss of your Lazarus, please know that if YOU believe then your Lazarus can rise, can be resurrected so that God can be glorified through your situation.
I urge you, whatever it is that you feel has died, don’t despair and DO NOT give up hope. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. In the story Lazarus’s sister believed, that’s it, that’s all she had to do and Jesus went to where Lazarus was and made it happen. Just like that he can also come right where you are to your situation too!
Believe. Have faith. Give God a chance to show you what he can do, for you.
John 11:43-44New International Version (NIV)
43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”
Relatable Song: “Hope In Front of Me” by Danny Gokey (click here to listen)