“So they took away the stone, and Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.” John 11:41
Lazarus has died and Jesus has arrived. His family was upset because Lazarus had been dead for four days, yet Jesus delayed, they even told Him that his body was surely stinking by now.
Don’t we have some stinking messes? Even though we pray and pray, it seems like God is not going to intervene in our situation. This story speaks to me about God’s timing. He answers in His time so that we will see His glory. In the prior verse Jesus told the people – “Didn’t I tell and promise you that if you would believe and rely on me you would see the glory of God?” Then before Lazarus appears He thanks God the Father for hearing Him.
Be thankful for God’s answer before you get it.