In Touch Devotional By Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 7th March 2024 || Jesus Is Patient

In Touch Devotional 7th March 2024 || Jesus Is Patient

In Touch Devotional 7th March 2024 || Jesus Is Patient


You are welcome to Today’s In Touch Daily Devotional written by Dr Charles Stanley and published by In Touch Ministry. Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author. He demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and provides Christ-centered biblically-based principles for everyday life.

Today’s Topic: Jesus Is Patient

When we are waiting for our Savior to act, it helps to remember His heart is tender toward us.

Scripture: John 11:3-6

3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.


We live in a fast-paced society, where many of our whims and desires can be gratified instantaneously. It takes discipline to refrain from acting on impulses of the flesh and instead to wait for God’s perfect timing. Without the help of the Holy Spirit, we can quickly become overeager and restless.

Consider the patience and restraint it took for Jesus to use His power in accordance with His Father’s will—especially while someone close to Him suffered and died. On learning that Lazarus was sick, the Lord delayed for two days instead of rushing to His beloved friend’s bedside. Why? Because Jesus knew that God’s plan of redemption was far bigger than the mere prevention of death through physical healing. God’s plan for Lazarus, for Jesus, and for all who call on His name is resurrection from death and to eternal life.

When we witness suffering and death in the world, it can be easy to lose heart. But Jesus’ example in waiting on His Father’s timing to resurrect Lazarus invites us to patiently bear all things. We aren’t alone in our waiting or weeping; Jesus wept, too. As people of hope, we know how the story ends: He will wipe every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more (Revelation 21:4).

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