Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional October 5, 2017
Topic: God Can Raise the Lazaruses in Your Life
Key Verse: Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend [to show rage or worthy of purpose]. – Proverbs 27:17
MESSAGE: Remember when Jesus visited Mary and Martha after their brother Lazarus had been dead for four days? When He finally arrived, Martha said, Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died (John 11:21).
Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional Messages: Appreciate Honesty From Other People
Martha was clearly in a state of despair. Then, Jesus said to her, Your brother shall rise again. Martha replied, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day (vv. 23-24). I don’t think she really understood what Jesus was saying. She was looking toward a future possibility, not a present reality. She didn’t really expect things to change.
A lot of us are like Martha, stuck in our troubles, not realizing that God can turn things around. But Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and He can raise the “Lazaruses” in your life, whether you need Him to restore a relationship, give you a breakthrough in your health or finances, or remove an obstacle that’s keeping you from moving forward in His will for your life. Whatever your need may be, all things are possible with God! (See Mark 10:27)
Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional Messages: Notice The Little Things
Don’t lose hope. You might be hurting now, but out of every disaster, God can bring a new beginning. Believe in God, and watch Him show His glory in your life.
PRAYER: Lord, I know that You can work out every situation in my life for Your glory. Instead of getting caught up in my problems I will trust You to raise the ‘Lazaruses’ in my life. Amen!
Today,s Daily Devotional Messages was written by Joyce Meyer, the Founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries.