Take Martha in the Bible – for example. She and Mary cried profusely because their brother, one of Jesus’ close friends, had died.
Martha was so upset that as soon as Jesus showed up on the scene, she immediately turned her anger on him yelling, “Why are you here now, Jesus? You should have been here earlier! If you would have been here then he wouldn’t have died!”
She believed in His power to heal the sick.
What she didn’t believe, or probably wasn’t aware of, was Jesus’ power (since He was God in the flesh) to raise the dead.
Martha had Jesus all in a nice little box.
She chose to believe in defeat when the victory was standing right in front of her.
She was mad at her help!
As you know, Jesus ends up raising Lazarus from the dead – yet another miracle performed by a Mighty Man which left those around Him speechless, newly converted and in awe.
Have you ever been like Martha in your own life – expecting God to show up in your life, mad at Him because you thought He didn’t when you wanted Him to, not realizing that He’s been there all along and that He always has the power to turn your situation around and give you what you need at any time?
Know that God hears your cries and answers your prayers the moment you pray them; He wants what’s best for you more than you and He will show up – on time, every time.
Scripture reference: John 11:1-45 And we know that all things work together for good
to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28