Have you ever been desperate for words of encouragement? Maybe you’ve been through a tough situation and feigned for someone to say, “Everything will be OK.” Have you ever desired assuring words, only to discover that others had received what you so desperately desired? While others are celebrating the victory, you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place wondering if God really cares about you.
If you’ve experienced these emotions, then Lazarus can relate. He reached a place (death) so rough that only Jesus (the Word) could rescue him. Yet, Jesus was helping people in a location nearby. It seemed like the Word was helping everyone but Lazarus, but, as always, Jesus came right on time. He called Lazarus out of that tough situation and commanded everything that had bound him to release him.
Just like Lazarus, there is a word for you. God’s Word will deliver you from the tough places you’ve encountered. Just keep the faith, knowing that He’s on His way to rescue you!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT)