John 11:1-44 is a story of famous Lazarus remember? So, there is a song about it which has been on repeat in my room this past week and today i wanna share with you the lyrics of this great song by Karen Peck and New River.
The news came to Jesus, Please come fast, Lazarus is sick and without your help he will not last. Mary and Martha watched their brother die; they waited for Jesus, He did not come And they wondered why. The death watch was over they’d been four days; Somebody said He’ll soon be here, the Lord’s on His way Martha ran to Him and then she cried, Lord if you had been here You could have healed him He’d still be alive.
But You’re four days late And all hope is gone Lord we don’t understand why you’ve waited so long But His way is God’s way Not yours or mine and isn’t it great when He’s four days late He’s still on time.
Jesus said Martha show me the grave, But she said Lord You don’t understand He’s been there four days The grave stone was rolled back, Then Jesus cried: Lazarus come forth then somebody said He’s alive, He’s alive.
You may be fighting a battle of fear You’ve cried to the Lord I need You now But he has not appeared. Friend don’t be discouraged Cause He’s still the same He’ll soon be here He’ll roll back the stone And He’ll call out your name.
When He’s four days late And all hope is gone Lord we don’t understand why you’ve waited so lonnnnnnnggggggg But His way is God’s way Not yours or mine and isn’t it great when He’s four days late He’s still on time.
Yesterday I was at Dry Drayton a village 20minutes away from Cambridge by car. I was there for a ladies’ heart to heart breakfast meeting and the issue tackled was anxiety and depression. Heaven knows that I had no idea depression was such a huge thing that can mess someone’s life! Listen to me friend, it begins with grieve about something or even post traumatic stress disorder, anything!
When you feel rejected, dejected, troubled and downcast know that you are loved most importantly by God and then family and friends. Know that you are not a burden to anyone if you ever have to talk to someone. If you know anyone suffering depression please pray constantly for them.
Just like the song writer said, He may be 4 days late, he may be 1year late or even 10years late but He shows up with not just victory for you but also a reward. Why He is silent in your pain my friend I do not know but one thing I know for sure is that He loves you. Remember Job in the Bible? Lost everything! He was an upright man with high standards yet he suffered, read the book of Job and you will see the calamity that befell him. If you ask me, I think just like Job you are a wonderful person and the devil is trying so hard to make you bend under the pressure but please I say to you, stand tall.
Over 2000 years ago, Jesus himself went through pain and suffering so He knows how that feels for as long as you are in pain, HE IS IN PAIN TOO. He loves you so much! Stay strong, remember that even though HE is late, HE’S still on time!!!
What I am wearing: Crop Top Here, Love this Here, Blazer Here (Comes in purple, light yellow and green too), Trouser Here (It’s now on sale), Brooch Here, Shoes: got them for my birthday last year from River island (discontinued) but try this Here and more options Here, Bag Here in pink, Midi rings from Newlook and H&M
What I wore yesterday was Primark top, Blue inc Kimono, Topshop jeans, and Deichmann shoes.