Daily Devotional – “Did You Know That God Wants You To Believe Him More Than Anything Else?”

Daily Devotional

Have you ever felt as if it was just too late for anything to be done about your situation? Has things gotten so bad that you now feel that everything’s hopeless?

Learning how to trust The Lord during trying times never comes easy. But, we should always remember that Our Lord wants you to realize that your life, your welfare, and your best interests are always on His Mind.

The Bible has countless stories of God entering into “seemingly impossible or hopeless situations” and intervening in the lives of individuals, groups, communities or nations. Whether outnumbered by surrounding enemies, facing times of famine, lack or drought, experiencing sickness and even death, or in just not knowing which way to go, God always desires to work in the lives of those that will look to Him.

But, you have to decide if these Bible stories or events are just archaic cute children’s fairy tales or if it’s indeed The Living Word of God and if it’s still relevant and authoritative today.

The faithfulness of God has stood the test for countless centuries just like it does yet on today. And another great example of this can be found within the verses of John chapter 11. Jesus had heard from Mary and Martha that His dear friend Lazarus was very sick.   Upon His arrival to the city of Bethany, He was tearfully informed that Lazarus had now been dead and buried for 4 days and if He would’ve been there then Lazarus would not have died.

They knew of His love for their family, they knew of His power over all of nature’s conditions, and they also knew of His authority over sickness, infirmities, and even demon possession. So, their question upon His arrival was literally this, “Lord where were you when we needed you most?”

In John 11:25-26 NIV Jesus said, “”I Am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

To raise her hope and birth faith, Jesus spoke these words to teach her that He was not just a mere man but the very Author of Life.

The words “I AM” are very significant here. Martha had stated the resurrection as a doctrine which she believed would take place at the end of time. Jesus stated it as a fact, identified with His own person. Notice He does not say, I raise the dead and I will perform the resurrection, but He declared, “I AM” the resurrection and the life. And in doing so, Christ is still informing all believers that “HE IS” our solution, cure, remedy and answer to all the problems that we face.

In Him is lodged everything that is essential to life. Never before has words so strong and piercing been uttered from the lips of a sane individual. Not only does it reveal that “HE IS” the power which opens every grave, but in this life, as a person enters into His presence and stands on His word, that Jesus alone “IS LIFE” and “Will BE Life” in any of our dark, discouraged, defeated and seemingly dead situations.

He’s asking you the very same question that He asked Martha, “Do You Believe This?” If you do, then point the way to the dark, discouraging, defeated or seemingly dead area in or surrounding your life and allow HIM to mightily move in your affairs.




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