2 DAYS LATE

2 DAYS LATE

two days lateIf anyone told you that they loved you so very much, and you believed it. And then suddenly something not good happens to you and if this person came, all the trouble would go away, and you expect this person to be the very first person to come for you, but they don’t show up. How would you feel?

Wouldn’t you have doubts as to whether this person truly loved you like they claimed? I would!

I believe this happens between us and God many times, when we cry out to Him and expect that he would give us an immediate response, but then He “delays”. And some of us get angry and confused because we don’t understand how He could claim love for us and not answer us immediately we call for Him.
 
But can I share a story with you? It is the story of Lazarus; do you remember Lazarus, the one whom Jesus loved dearly?
  
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. John 11:5

See how Jesus responded to this man whom he loved;
Jesus had just left the temple in Jerusalem where He taught and faced being stoned to death; He had gone beyond Jordan when news came to Him that Lazarus was sick:  
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. John 11:3

Note that He was told “the one whom thou lovest”
It was well known that this man Lazarus was beloved of God. But see how Jesus responded:  
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. John 11:6

Does this make you wonder like I wondered why Jesus did not leave immediately with the messengers? One would expect that for the love He had for Lazarus He would have left everything and run off with them to heal him, or even just speak a word and command His healing. But no, He stayed there for two more days and while he remained there Lazarus the one whom He loved died!
Then He, knowing that Lazarus had died, told His disciples it was time to go and see Lazarus and wake him up from death.
I want to pause here and tell you that God is not unaware of how dire your situation is right now, He is also not unaware that the year is wrapping up and you are wondering if it can still change before the thirty first of December.
But I learnt from this incident that God sometimes just wants to show off, He wants to get all the glory out of our predicaments.  And most importantly I believe in Lazarus’s case, He wanted people to believe in Him.
I believe God might just want to answer you in a way that you and everyone REALLY know it couldn’t have been anyone else but God, and make believers out of the many doubters in our world too!
So what you might be thinking is a delay or denial, might just be God wanting to show off His glory to your world, the situation might be stinking and rotten like Lazarus’s corpse was but God can make it come alive and new too!
John 11:41-45 
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
(All emphasis mine)
Just to give you a fit of joy, you will gain some popularity too; you would become God’s show piece, a reference point to God’s miracle working power.

Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. John 12:9 
My point…  Do not despair, God is planning a grand entry into your situations, your testimony will give God glory and become a great message for the salvation of many! I know you might have waited longer than two days but God is not restricted by time, He is time, and He is coming through for you. Remember His glory and your testimony is His purpose!
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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a Christ-follower, wife to Benson, mother of 3 awesome boys, God's agent, speaker and blogger. Writing to inspire you for a better life in God! Find her on: google
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20 Comments

  1. Thanks for hopping by Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop and sharing this wonderful post.

    Please feel free to link up your main blog page in the future.

    We hope to see you back again tomorrow! 😉

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  2. He is a great God.

  3. Just found your blog through Nanny2Mommy’s blog hop. I’m following you, feel free to come check out my blog and follow back if you’d like!
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    Joan

    1. Thanks Joan! Have a super blessed day!
      Love

  4. God is never late, he’s always on time.

    1. Always friend, always! Thanks for coming by, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  5. God is love, Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

    1. Thanks Katie, I am always glad to. Have a super blessed day!
      Love

  6. Thank you for this and may you be refilled with the wisdom to continue to write these kind of posts.

    1. Amen sis! Thanks for coming and leaving a note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  7. Wow,I am always bless by your posts! Thank you for this reminder! God bless you 🙂

    1. Amen!!! I am glad to hear this, I hope you leave a comment as often as you read, do have a super blessed day!

  8. Thank you very much for this very encouraging post. No matter how much faith one has, it is always refreshing getting reminders and assurances like this.

    I wonder the conversation lines of the sisters when Jesus was nowhere to be found after news reached him that “the one he loves” was dying. I for one would expect Jesus to immediately speak the word of healing and follow-up immediately with a personal visit. Jesus had endless options to deal with the “emergency” yet stayed back for two days.

    God made us to show forth His Glory. Message Translation of Isaiah 30:18 (b)- “….God takes the time to do everything right-everything”. The timing of His responses to our needs are perfect, most time not by our perception. While the hypothetical “two days late” may be all groaning for us, an understanding and knowledge of the infallibility of His promises to us-ward helps within that timeframe. After Lazarus has spent two days in the ground, the situation seemed too late and irreversible to everyone. But not with God as it is never too late and nothing is irreversible with Him.

    Our actions, inactions associations and what we generally do in our “two days late” period, perhaps determines when God shows up in our situations. This does not mean He is not there with us for “He is waiting to be gracious to us….” (Isaiah 30:18. NKJV). For if we are filled with faith that no matter how our boat rocks, we are safe with Jesus in there with us. But my His grace expressed by our faith oriented actions, we triumphed in Jesus Name.

    1. “For if we are filled with faith that no matter how our boat rocks, we are safe with Jesus in there with us.”
      This is a good sum up bro! I agree with you,if we know He cannot fail, it helps us within the time frame.
      I appreciate your coming by and leaving this note, I hope you will come by often. Do have a super blessed day!
      Love

  9. A great reminder to be patient and who we need to count on.

    1. Yes Lucy, a very true summary. Thanks for coming by and leaving this note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  10. Great reminder thanks for sharing this with us all I am now blogging here same Janice from my footsteps. God Bless you ><>

    1. Thanks for coming by Janice, do have a super blessed day!
      Love

  11. This was not only a good read but it was just what I needed to ‘hear’. I love the examples that you used as well.

    Your post is right on time!! I am glad I read this, thanks for taking your time to write this for us, your readers

    #Thankssssssss!!

    1. Thanks a lot Cindy, I am glad it it made meaning to you. I appreciate your coming by and leaving a note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

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