Even Now!

“Even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give You.” (John 11:22)

The situation Martha faced with Lazarus was as bad as it gets, humanly speaking. Her brother was dead. Who could do anything about that? Had Jesus come a few days earlier, sure, He could healed him; but now Lazarus was dead, and had been so  for four days. But in the face of that, Martha demonstrated great faith:

“Even now”, she said, “I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give You.” Those words, “even now” are so poignant. “EVEN NOW”: even when all human hope is gone. Even when the loved one is dead. Even now, she believed — actually “I KNOW” in fact is the term she used — that God could do anything through Jesus.

This faith is worthy of our imitation. In our worst moments, when all human hope is gone, we can believe that there is nothing that God can’t do, as we come to Him in Jesus’ name:
— Even now God can touch our country
— Even now He can touch our child
— Even now He can save that marriage
— Even now He can revive that church
— Even now — despite who you are or what you have done — He can use you to glorify His name in some great way!

Jesus said, “Nothing is impossible with God.” If you will have the faith to believe that, like Martha did, even when things appear very difficult, then “even now” — in YOUR  situation — God can do “great and mighty things that you do not even know”!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.
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