Disappointed with God

Re: Verse reading–John 11:17-44 (day seven)
” ‘Lord,’ Martha said to Jesus, ‘if you had been here, my brother would not have died’ “–v 21.  She was disappointed with Jesus.  You can feel it in her words.  Her not-too-disguised question, “Why didn’t you come when I sent for you?”  “Why didn’t you hurry?”  I’ve been in her same place, asked her same question.  But, the issue is larger than schedule.  It involves purpose also.  “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed, you would see the GLORY of GOD?”–vs 40.  When I am honest, I can see that my ambitions and prayers are often no larger than comfort and safety.  God’s purpose and plan is higher.  He wants me to see HIS GLORY.  And, if this ultimate purpose requires the payment of time and/or struggle, He is willing and gracious to require it of me.  Often, we are disappointed with God because we forget how LARGE and GOOD His plans for us are.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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