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Want a Miracle? Only Believe

lazarus raised from deadLazarus Experiences

 

We face Lazarus experiences all the time—you know those times when the desire of your heart seems so out of reach, so impossible that you are at the point of giving up and letting go of your dream.

 

Remember the story of Lazarus? Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that his beloved friend was sick. Jesus deliberately waited until Lazarus had been dead and buried for four days before going to them. When Mary saw Him, she said, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” Jesus said, “Did I not tell you and promise you that if you would believe and rely on Me, you would see the glory of God?”

 

Mary and Martha thought Jesus arrived too late; but Jesus was on time to perform a miracle for their benefit and for ours.  If Lazarus had not died, how would we know that Jesus not only heals, but He does the impossible? He did something far greater than raise Lazarus from the grave. He showed us how to believe Him for the seemingly impossible things in our lives.

 

What are you hoping for? Can you believe it’s not too hard for God to accomplish? He not only can do it—He wants to do it. Do you not know, child of God, that He put that desire within you and since He put it within you, He will accomplish it if only we will believe? Then, we will see miracles and the glory of God.

 

God says, “For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].” (Mk 11:24 amp)

Nothing is impossible with God. He is on your side. He adores you. Can you believe Him for your miracle?

 

How to Overcome Fear & Anxiety

How fear and anxiety come to us:

  • As a result of experienced trauma –  anything that caused us severe emotional or mental anguish
  • It has been handed down from our parents, and they learned it from their parents, etc.
  • We may have been neglected during our formative years, which casts a lurking, shadowy sense of anxiety around us.
  • Or, we have been so over-protected that we have learned to fear everything.

God does not want us locked up in fear. He gave us the emotion of fear to help us avoid or escape danger. It was never meant to be a roadblock.

Philippians 4:6, 7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything,but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (NIV)

The more trust we can place in God, the less fear we will experience.

1 Peter 5:7 says, You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon him, for you are his personal concern. (Phillips)

Think about it. Can you begin in some small way to trust God a little more with each fear? He’s on your side.