January 20: Even Now

"Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house. Now Martha said to Jesus, 'Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.'" John 11:20-22

Faith is not tested when things are going well; it is tested when things fall apart. In the moments of doubt, struggle, and loss, faith is put to the test. Although Lazarus had been dead for four days Martha said, “even now,” God could change that.

One Bible scholar said, “It makes less demand upon faith to believe that in a future day we shall receive glorified bodies than it does to rest now on the assurance that they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. It is easier to believe that the Lord is coming, and the dead will be raised than it is to believe that tomorrow I can live for God."

When things don’t work out the way we think they should, we are tempted to think that God has failed. Instead, we should remember the “even now.” No matter how hopeless or dark our situation may be, God is able to meet every need.

Renewal Principle

When your faith is being tested, remember that God never fails to keep His promises.

Bible Reading

Mark 15 - 16

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