Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, John 11:1-3, 5-6 NIV

Many times than often we think that certain things shouldn’t have happened to certain persons. At another time, we try to define God’s love for us by our situation, by our personality, or by what we have done or still doing for God.

However, the truth about God’s love for His children is that it is constant, perfect, and permanent no matter our situation at any given time. God by nature is eternal so, His love remains steadfast and His compassion fails not. They are new every morning and great is His faithfulness.

No one regardless of who he is or what He has done for God can determine how God expresses His love. The demonstration of God’s love is entirely His prerogative. Sometimes God may choose to act immediately after we call and sometimes He may choose to delay His response. Nevertheless, the truth remains that God cannot deny or ignore the cries of His children for His intervention. He will surely come in His time and ultimately glorify Himself in or through our situations regardless of how terrible they may appear.

Therefore, don’t concede defeat to Satan and never accept his deception that God has forsaken you just because His answer seems not to have come immediately after you called for His help. No matter how long He might have tarried, He will certainly come for you and once He comes He will bring out the beauty from your ashes, turn your mourning into dancing again, and exchange your spirit of heaviness, and depression for the garment of praise. Your King is coming soon, wait for Him. Good morning.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola