Luke 11:40 God’s Glory #173

When Jesus responded in verse 4, Lazarus was already dead, but Jesus knew what the end result would be – that Lazarus would live. God already knows how and when your trial will end. And, if you allow it, it will have the same outcome as the story of Lazarus; God will be glorified.

As the story goes on, in John 11:15 Jesus says, “You’re about to be given new grounds for believing. Now let’s go to him.”  Sometimes God let’s your situations, which looks like death, hit rock bottom so that your faith can grow. Through all of John 11, faith was building in Mary and Martha. Even though they couldn’t see the bigger picture, they believed. Doesn’t the same hold true for you? Even though you don’t know all the details, God will carry you through.

What did Jesus say right before Lazarus rose?“Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” John 11:40. Again Jesus brought up that his glory would be revealed if they had faith. Even though God will choose when and how to deliver you, it’s up to you to seek him in the waiting. Jesus didn’t need the faith of Mary and Martha to perform the miracle, but had they not had faith, then they would have never seen God’s glory. The miracle would have been just as amazing, but they would have missed out on the opportunity of believing in God and seeing him fulfill his promises.

Don’t let the lack of faith prevent you from seeing God’s glory revealed in you and through you. Even though your faith won’t bring your breakthrough, it will help you to see God’s glory revealed in your life. 

Glory of God

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  • Nicole
    Posted at 08:42h, 20 February Reply

    Thank you Caroline, I needed this today.

  • Kristy
    Posted at 12:09h, 20 February Reply

    I love this. I love how scripture speaks in so many ways. I’ve heard/read this story a dozen times and yet I always glean something new 🙂

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 13:00h, 21 February Reply

    Yes! Such a great reminder, Caroline! The goal is that He be glorified – I need to remember that when I’m having a pity party for myself :-p

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