Wait On The Lord
Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
Waiting For God’s Blessings
One of the greatest things about God is everything good happens in His timing. There are great rewards for those who patiently wait for the Lord to show up.
Lazarus had been dead for 4 days when Jesus arrives to Bethany to perform His last public miracle. Mary and Martha come to Jesus and they are both an emotional wreck. A messenger had been sent to tell Jesus to come quickly so He could heal their brother but He delayed and Lazarus died. As Mary and Martha are mourning the death of their brother, Jesus shows up. They are sad, angry and even blaming Jesus for not saving their brother. Little did they know something wonderful was about to happen. Jesus walks over to the tomb and cries out with a loud voice for Lazarus to come forth and instantly he comes walking out. Everyone who saw was amazed and Mary and Martha rejoiced.
Jesus is never late showing up. He knows what is happening in your life but the timing is all part of His master plan. Sometimes we develop a bad case of “stinkin’ thinkin'”. We think we know what is best and we don’t wait for the Lord to show up. This is when we mess up and take matters into our own hands. Abraham made this mistake with Sarah’s servant, Hagar, and forced a son (Ishmael) before having Isaac (Genesis 16)? It caused years of havoc.
Always wait upon the Lord (Isaiah 40:31) because He is going to show up.
Pray for the Lord to give you a spiritual mindset to understand His master plan and patiently wait for all things to come together in His perfect timing.