Believing is Seeing

Did I not tell you that if you believed,
you would see the glory of God?
                 —John 11:40

Jesus delayed. Lazarus died.

Lazarus’s sisters didn’t understand why Jesus hadn’t dropped everything and come running when he got their message that Lazarus was ill. “If you had been here, our brother wouldn’t have died,” they said.

Do you ever wonder why Jesus doesn’t show up when you need him?

Why he doesn’t zap that pesky problem that keeps you signing in at the doctor’s office?

Why he let your loved one die?

Why he lets your happily-ever-after dreams dead-end in defeat?

Why he doesn’t answer your prayers?

There are no easy answers to hard problems. But faith will lead you to the same promise he gave to those heartbroken sisters: believe in me, and you will see God’s glory.

We’re told that seeing is believing; but
sometimes we have to believe before we can see.

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