Day 137 – Nevertheless

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14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.” John 11:14-15 (NKJV)

‘…Nevertheless let us go to him.’ In spite of the news of the death of Lazarus, Jesus was going to see him, to bring him back to life. Earlier in John 11:4 He had said ‘This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God’. Death was not to take glory in Lazarus’ situation. I hear the Lord saying the same thing about you today. God will take glory in your situation.

Beloved, if the situations around you look bleak or your circumstances look negative, the Lord is saying that “nevertheless” there is hope for you. In spite of the sickness, in spite of the gravity of the problems, in spite of the duration of the troubles you are in, the Lord is saying there is hope for you. “Nevertheless” give it a try again, “Nevertheless” believe God for that child again, “Nevertheless” be hopeful about your marriage situations, notwithstanding the failure you have experienced, pursue that career again… Your situation is not a hopeless one!

As you face your day the Lord is bringing a fresh hope to you today; in spite of the deadness in your situation, life will spring forth. It does not matter how much disappointment you have experienced in recent times, “Nevertheless” let us go and face the day with a fresh hope. The Lord will send you help where you need it today, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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