Tuesday, February 21, 2017

"Revelation In The Problems"

"But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!"  Matthew 8:27

There is a song that says, "If I never had a problem, I wouldn't know that Jesus could solve them."  In our problems, difficulties, trials and tribulations, that is a revelation of who God is that we don't gain any other way. 

The disciples were traveling companions of Jesus.  They were with Him day and night.  They listened to His teachings to the crowds and one on one.  They saw the miracles that He did.  Yet when they were in a boat in the middle of a storm (a problem) they cried out to Him for fear of drowning.  When He calmed the sea, they were in awe and questioned, "Who is this man?". 

Jesus spent lots of time at the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.  They were friends.  One day Lazarus was sick and the sisters sent word for Jesus to come and heal Him.  By the time Jesus arrived Lazarus was dead.  Both of the sisters said to Jesus, "If you had been here our brother would not have died."  What they were saying was-- now that he is dead it is too late, it is hopeless, You could have done something about it while he was sick but not now.  As well as they were acquainted with Jesus, they still didn't know who He was.  They knew Him as only the Healer, not the Resurrection and Life. 

In the disciple's storm they had a revelation of Jesus that they had never had before.  In the death of Lazarus Mary and Martha had a revelation of Jesus that they had never had before.  In your problems and trials there is a revelation of Jesus awaiting you that you have never had before.  So be on the look out for it.  You will see Him in a new way.  You will have a revelation of Him.  You will see Him as you have not seen Him.  And when you do, it will bring a whole new level of trust, faith and encouragement in Him

Have a great day.  There is a revelation of who Jesus is awaiting you in your problems. 

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