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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Disbelief

"He asked her, 'Woman, why are you crying?  Who is it you are looking for?'  Thinking He was the gardener, she said, 'Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have put Him , and I will get Him'" (John 20:15).

Mary was talking to Jesus.  She was so overwhelmed in grief and disbelief that she was blind as to whom she was speaking.  Jesus had done exactly what He had said He would do.  He had never lied.  They had seen Him do some amazingly miraculous things that could not be explained, reasoned, or rationalized.  They had believed Him to be the Messiah,  and yet when their faith was tested, they didn't believe.

Here, they acted as though He was only a very close friend that had passed away and not as they Son of God who was One with the Father.  He had already declared on more than one occasion that His body would be destroyed, and that three days later would be resurrected.  They believed Him when He said it, but now when it really counted and seemed to be an unpopular concept, they doubted.

How often do we do the same thing?  We hear Him, but when we are in the midst of exactly what He said, we live and act as though we never believed in Him.  When God speaks a promise into your life, you can stand on it, trust in it, expect from it, and hold on to it.  He is faithful, eternal, big enough, strong enough, and just plain GOD enough to come through!  He may not, and many times will not come through in the timing you had hoped for or were counting on.  The enemy can NOT change what God is up to, but he can seek to pervert how you see what God is up to.

Take some time right where you are, and began to thank God for His faithfulness and be reminded of His promises in your life.  He will not fail you.  He will not reject you.  He will not abandon you.  So, don't you abandon Him.  Don't give up on Him.  Don't turn away as though you've never believed.  He is faithful and true.  He is God.  Trust Him.

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