Sunday, July 27, 2014

+DEV+ Are You Bothering God?

Date: July 27, 2014 10:48 PM
Topic: +DEV+  Are You Bothering God?

Are You Bothering God?

"...some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. Your daughter is dead, they said. Why bother the teacher any more? Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, Don't be afraid; just believe." Mark 5:35-36

Scripture Focus: Mark 5:21-24, 35-43

Our world is in bad shape,  brutal wars,  broken economies.  Even the earth seems to shudder under the strain of earthquakes and other natural disasters.  With world crises multiplying faster than mosquitoes after a summer rain, God must have His hands full!  Is it right to bother Him with our relatively minor personal problems?

Jairus's daughter was dying.  He begged Jesus to heal her.  Jesus agreed to go with him.  But despite the urgency, He stopped first to heal a woman with a bleeding disease.  The short delay cost the little girl her life, and Jairus's servants brought the sad news to their boss:  her battle is over.  Don't bother Jesus with it any longer.

But our needs - “all” our needs - are important to God, even if we feel like it is too late to ask.  Jesus continued on His way.  He assured them the child was still alive.  He ejected the mockers and raised her from the dead.

The Lord wants us to bring all of our concerns to Him, large or small, because He cares for us (I Peter 5:7). No bother at all.

Insight: Do you sometimes feel as if you are bothering God? Cast all your cares on him knowing he cares for you!

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