Why does God enable difficulties to go from poor to impossible? If He really loves us, why doesn’t He resolve things once we ask for His help?

It’s like having a friend that always told you to call. “Anytime, for anything.” Then as soon as you are facing a crisis, you reach out and also the friend claims, “Sorry, not currently.”

You feel let dvery own, angry, and probably confused. Right? It doesn’t make sense. Life doesn’t make feeling.

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Two of Jesus’s friends felt that means. In the Gospel of John, we watch Jesus disapallude 2 sisters that were devoted to Him.

“Now a male called Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany kind of, the village of Mary and her sister Martha … So the sisters sent word to Jesus, ‘Lord, the one you love is sick’” (John 11:1,3).

An awful situation has actually end up being damaging, and also now it’s worse: Jesus refoffers to come aid. His friend Lazarus dies. Then, Jesus tells His disciples they’re going to Bethany type of. That doesn’t make feeling to them. Not just is Lazarus already dead, Jesus’s opponents in Bethany want to kill Him. (And the disciples are thinking, if they want to kill You, Jesus, they want to kill us, too!)

Their reaction is based upon logic … and also fear. Jesus replies that a person “who walks by day will not stumble for he sees by this world’s light. It is once he walks by night that he stumbles for he has not light.”

The disciples (and also Martha and also Mary) are stumbling bereason they have forobtained that Jesus is. He had actually currently told them:

“I am the light of the people. Whoever complies with me will never walk in darkness, however will have actually the light of life” (John 8:12).

You check out, Jesus knew what had actually occurred. (His frifinish was sick and would die.) He kbrand-new what was going to happen. (He was going to wait to visit, and then attain somepoint no one might imagine.) And He kbrand-new the bigger function of it all. (God and also His Son were going to be glorified in ways that would not have actually been possible if Jesus had actually behaved in the supposed way!) Those that would experience this dramatic scene would have their confidence grow!

He knows what’s happening in your life right currently. He hears your cries, and also cries through you. But He also knows what is going to occur and how every little thing will turn out. He wants God to be glorified. And He wants your faith to thrive, and also the belief of all those about you.

Four days after Lazarus was buried, Jesus dubbed him out of his grave – a dead man come earlier to life. Whatever you’re facing, your faith’s renewal might take longer. Maybe years! But Jesus knows the big photo and truly has your ideal in mind.

“I am the resurrection and the life. The one that believes in me will certainly live, even though they die; and also whoever before stays by believing in me will never before die” (John 11:25-26).

God’s purposes are bigger than resolving our problems or getting our lives to occupational out according to what renders sense to us. So take heart this day that life through Christ is means bigger than that!

To uncover out even more about the hope we have actually in Jesus, examine out the series entitled Jesus Offers Hope.

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Written By

Chip Ingram

Founder & Teaching Pastor, Living on the Edge

Chip Ingram is the CEO and also teaching pastor of Living on the Edge, an worldwide teaching and also discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate fact and also obstacle civilization to live out their belief. He is the writer of many books, including The Real God, Culture Shock and The Real Heaven. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have actually 4 grown youngsters and twelve grandyoungsters and live in The golden state.