Going through it…

Posted January 20th, 2012 by Leah and filed in Word of Encouragement

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.

So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill,

he stayed 2 days longer in the place he was.  

John 11:5

So often it looks like what we are facing will end in death, but we must continually remind ourselves that God’s timing is perfect and His ways are far different than our own. Far too often the banner I unfurl reads- “Why Lord?” or “I don’t understand Jesus.” But the Holy Spirt reminds me of my Savior’s words…

This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified THROUGH IT. Jesus explained to his disciples his tarrying instead of rushing off to heal Lazarus this way…and I hear him whispering the same words today…so that I, Jesus, may be glorified THROUGH IT.

GOING THROUGH IT…the process…sanctification…yes, that is the hard part.

To purge my unbelief and build my trust, Jesus requires a letting go of my natural understanding. That thing that won’t let you sleep soundly and pinches the pit of your stomach, let it go. Lay it down, again. It will not lead to death.

You can’t, I can’t, carry our Savior’s cross if our hand are full.

Trust Jesus with that thing, for when you do, he will resurrect,



stir up

life in new and amazing ways! Not my will, but THY WILL, BUT THY WILL BE DONE.

Will you stop and pray that for your life, for those you love and for those you don’t know reading this message? In one unified voice we unfurl a new banner…I MAY NOT UNDERSTAND, BUT TODAY, I TRUST YOU JESUS  AS I AM GOING THROUGH IT!

LORD, once again, I lay that thing down and stand steadfast in the center of your will for my life as I am GOING THROUGH IT. Unroot impatience, worry and doubt. Plant endurance and abilities beyond what I can manifest in the natural to GO THROUGH THIS THING! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROMISE THAT I AM NEVER ALONE.

I am praying for you…Jesus bless this reader with wisdom and a steadfast heart to GO THROUGH ITplacing a mantle of confidence that it will not lead to death, but a new and better way of life.

have a wonder-filled weekend friend,



2 Responses to “Going through it…”

  1. Ashley G says:

    Thank you. I needed that reminder today.

  2. Lisa Gaines says:

    Thank you Leah. I have truly been blessed by this post today!

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