13 Jan EVEN NOW
Most of us give up on God too easily. Confusion comes and crowds out our commitment so we
quit. Despair descends and we drop off the spiritual map. Fatigue flails our souls and we forfeit
our future promise.
Martha was very frustrated with Jesus. Her situation was hopeless. Her brother, Lazarus, had
been dead four days. It doesn’t get much worse than that.
However, it says in John 11:21-22;
“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”
There was something about Martha that didn’t allow her confusion, despair or fatigue to
overwhelm her faith.
“Even now…” she insisted. Martha believed that Jesus had the power through prayer to
resurrect the dead. “Even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.”
It’s one thing to pray and trust in God when your situation is on life support. It’s another thing
to pray and trust God when your dream is dead and in the ground.
Maybe a relationship in your life just fell apart.
Maybe a miscarriage suddenly ends your promise.
Maybe you lost your job in this last year.
Maybe you’ve made some terrible mistakes that have cost you a lot of time, opportunity and
But it’s not over as long as Jesus is on the scene.
Even now He can restore your relationships.
Even now He can supply all your needs.
Even now He can provide for your promise.
Even now He can forgive you and make you whole.
What do we do? Have a Martha mind-set. Trust Him, believe Him, hope in Him… Even now!