John 11:39-40 New International Version (NIV)
39 “Take away the stone,” he said.
“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
The Book of John in Chapter 11 tells the story of a man who was sick and this man was the friend of Jesus.His name is Lazarus. The Sisters of Lazarus sent to Jesus saying: The whom you love is sick. Jesus said: This sickness is not to death; It is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.
This answer has created hope for his sisters. Because they knew that Jesus used to heal sick people. Jesus stayed two more days before going to Lazarus and Lazarus is dead. What a disappointment for the Sisters of Lazarus. Perhaps they had announced to the people Jesus will come to heal Lazarus, then Lazarus will not die, because Jesus said that: This sickness is not to death. How can they continue to believe in Jesus? For the sisters of Lazarus Jesus lied to them. It's all over now.
Jesus arrives at the house of Lazarus meeting his sisters one after another. Both declaring to Jesus: if he were there,their brother would not be dead. (John 11:21; 11:32). Jesus is late. Lazarus is dead it's all over. We must tell you with Jesus everything is not over. They believed in the healing of Lazarus but not in his resurrection. Lazarus has been dead for four (4) days .He already smells bad, there is no solution. With God there is always a solution.
Jesus told Martha, Lazarus ' sister, to remove the stone. Martha said to him: Lord, he already smells bad, for he has been there for four days. The stone, barring the tomb, was for Martha proof that it is all over. Martha obeyed Jesus, removed the stone, and Jesus raised Lazarus. The Sisters of Lazarus were waiting for a cure, but Jesus did a greater thing, the resurrection.
What is in your life proving that it is all over for you?
You have no solution, everything seems finished. The Sisters of Lazarus also believed all is over, they decided to believe in the word of Jesus: to remove the stone.
Do you want to believe in God for the solution of your problems?
Put your trust in God, remove the doubt from your mind and God can manifest his glory in your life. God can deliver you. He is still Almighty, he is the same yesterday, today and eternally.