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Faith and God's Sovereignty

The conversation in John 11:40, is part of the story of the resurrection of Lazarus. Jesus was speaking to Martha, the sister of Lazarus, who was expressing her concern about the state of her brother's body after he had been dead for four days. Jesus reassured her that if she believed, she would see God's glory. In this context, Jesus was emphasizing the importance of faith in experiencing God's miraculous power. Martha had faith in Jesus, but she needed to fully trust and believe in Him, even in the face of seemingly impossible circumstances. Jesus was encouraging her to have faith and expect to see God's glory manifested in the resurrection of Lazarus. This passage can indeed be relevant for us today. It reminds us that our faith in God should be unwavering, even when things seem hopeless or beyond our understanding. Just as Martha was called to trust in Jesus' power and timing, we are also called to submit ourselves to God's sovereignty and trust that He will work things out for our good in His perfect timing. It's important to note that having faith doesn't mean that we will always understand how God will accomplish things or that our desires will be fulfilled exactly as we expect. Our role is to have faith, trust in God's character and promises, and align our actions and attitudes with His will. God works in mysterious ways, and His plans are often beyond our comprehension. However, when we remain obedient and faithful, we can rest assured that He is working everything together for our ultimate good and His glory.

 

La conversation dans Jean 11:40 fait partie de l'histoire de la résurrection de Lazare. Jésus s'adressait à Marthe, la sœur de Lazare, qui exprimait sa préoccupation quant à l'état du corps de son frère après qu'il ait été mort pendant quatre jours. Jésus la rassura en lui disant que si elle croyait, elle verrait la gloire de Dieu. Dans ce contexte, Jésus mettait l'accent sur l'importance de la foi pour expérimenter le pouvoir miraculeux de Dieu. Marthe avait foi en Jésus, mais elle devait avoir une confiance totale en Lui et croire en Lui, même face à des circonstances en apparence impossibles. Jésus l'encourageait à avoir la foi et à s'attendre à voir la gloire de Dieu se manifester dans la résurrection de Lazare. Ce passage peut en effet être pertinent pour nous aujourd'hui. Il nous rappelle que notre foi en Dieu doit être inébranlable, même lorsque les choses semblent désespérées ou au-delà de notre compréhension. Tout comme Marthe était appelée à avoir confiance en la puissance et au timing de Jésus, nous sommes également appelés à nous soumettre à la souveraineté de Dieu et à lui faire confiance pour qu'Il agisse en notre faveur en Son temps parfait.

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Ap. Dr. Komi Aholou, CEO

HOPE COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL, INC.,



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