Thursday, August 6

Friend, if you have walked away from God, if you hope in Him a little less or if, perhaps, you’ve gotten a little too proud, it’s never too late to come back to Jesus. If you know somebody today who is battling discouragement, if they seem overwhelmed, then this is the word for you: It’s not too late to come back to Jesus. As a matter of fact, there is a scripture in John chapter 11 that talks about Lazarus–you know the story- how Jesus raised him from the dead. Lazarus has been dead for days, Jesus comes in and Martha says to Him, “If you had been here earlier, Jesus, my brother would not have died.” Jesus is vexed by that as He walks a little further into the house. Mary comes out next and says, “Jesus, if only You had been here earlier, my brother would not have died.” And again Jesus is vexed. “If only You’d been here earlier, Jesus!” If, if, if… And Jesus says these words, “Did I not tell you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?”  Then He raised Lazarus from the dead! Jesus, my Friend, is greater than your “ifs” today. Whatever your hardship, whatever your difficulty, whatever your trouble may be, there is hope in the Lord. If you will place your hope, trust, life, dreams, calling in His hands and believe, you too will see the glory of God!