Day 11 – to accompany our daily Bible reading from John chapter 11
“But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” John 11:22 (NIV)
As people, we prefer things to be done on our time schedule and the way we want them done. If they don’t happen when or how we want them to, we tend to get frustrated or we simply give up. In John 11:17-27, Martha believed that God could do whatever Jesus asked of Him, but it wasn’t how or when she expected it to happen. Martha didn’t know that Jesus would raise her brother, Lazarus, from the dead after he had been in the tomb for four days. Yet, she still believed that Jesus was “the Christ, the Son of God…” (John 11:27). She did not question Jesus’ ability, but she put limits on what she believed He was able to do. Jesus could have prevented Lazarus from dying, but He waited for a greater purpose; so others would believe He was the Son of God. God is always in control and He always answers our prayers; it just might not be the answer we want or in the time frame we would like. But God’s plan is better than our own plan. Is your faith in your own agenda or in God’s? Be challenged to believe that God knows what is best for us and that He has perfect timing. God can do the impossible-even now.
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I am impressed and blessed with your blog. I feel I have learned this valuable lesson that you taught today. In May, 2010 I was diagnosed with Lymphoma in both lungs and in my bone marrow. I truly surrendered my Will to His Will. I had that peace that surpasses all understanding through all that came after. I had Pet Scans every three months and a biospy usually followed on a nudule left in one lung after treatments. In November, 2010 it was of great concern to my onocologist and I had another scan on this day 1-11-12. I saw the onocologist several hours later. She explained the nodule she has been so concerned over since May, 2010 -- WAS GONE!!!!!!!!!! My eyes are still flowing with tears of joy and my SPIRIT still bellowing with PRAISE! This is an example of GOD's timeframe. Thank you for letting me share my MIRACLE!
Amen to that! God IS in control and He knows what's best for us!