Then she returned to Mary. She called Mary aside from the mourners and told her, “The Teacher is here and wants to see you.” So Mary immediately went to him. Jesus had stayed outside the village, at the place where Martha met him. When the people who were at the house consoling Mary saw her leave so hastily, they assumed she was going to Lazarus’s grave to weep. So they followed her there. When Mary arrived and saw Jesus, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
Lazarus passing away was permanent to his family, but to Jesus it was as easy as waking Lazarus from a sleep. What if it’s the same for us — and for what we face? What if we start to believe, and rely on and trust in, His power — not our own? Then we will begin to discover things that are impossible for us are easy for Him.
Imagine the joy and the life that would flow through us even in the most stressful and seemingly anxious moments we face because we now know Christ lives in us. The same power that raised Him from the grave lives in you and I. This is the kind of freedom we have. This is the kind of freedom we now enjoy. This is the kind of freedom we now welcome others into.
Yes! Jesus is never overwhelmed, and that same Spirit is in us today! He’s come to bring us freedom from worry and anxiety. It’s like what you always say: “The most impossible need to be met in our life already happened at salvation.” Therefore, we can approach every other seemingly impossible situation with faith, knowing and trusting His power to provide.
That's it! This is part of having the mind of Christ. We see the world, our lives and the lives of others through His thoughts, His power, His eyes. But it takes walking through real life valleys with Him to begin to see these valleys the way He sees them.