Encouragement for your daily walk with God
She was emotionally conflicted and physically drained. Her brother had recently died and a late-comer to the funeral asked a most difficult question. It was Jesus. He looked Martha directly in the eyes and said, “Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never ever die. Do you believe it?” Her response was amazing. She said, “Yes, Lord, I’ve always believed!”
In her answer, Martha expressed unshakeable trust in Jesus. Her confidence serves as an example to all Christ followers. We face many challenges, often daily. Some are rather easy to deal with while others require supernatural strength. In other words, we need a source of strength beyond ourselves. It’s available to you, dear Christ follower. Do you believe it?
When a loved one dies, when you receive an unfavorable diagnosis, when your business goes bankrupt, when your marriage turns sour, when you fail the test, when you are emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually empty, do you believe? Can you still say, “Yes, Lord, I’ve always believed!”
At the worst possible time, in her weakest moment, Martha said, “Yes, Lord, I’ve always believed. I trust You!” We all need that same unshakeable trust. There is One who never fails. There is One who brings light in the darkest times. He is Jesus. He is the One you can always trust. Do you believe this? Say it with me, “Yes, Lord, I’ve always believed. I trust You!”
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” “Yes, Lord,” she told him. “I have always believed You are the Messiah, the Son of God, the One who has come into the world from God.” John 11:25-27