And then he died.
And I thought, ya know, that happens sometimes, doesn't it? We pray for something, we hear an answer, and then something else happens entirely. And we're left a little shell-shocked, wondering what just happened, and where in the world is God?
When in reality, He's still working, and He's only a town away.
He's doing all those things.
Working in your darkness. Getting ready to move in His time. And hearing your every cry.
Don't think for a moment that the tears you shed in the waiting go unnoticed. When He finally showed up and sees Martha, Mary, and their friends weeping, look at how it affects Him:
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled...Jesus wept. John 11:33,35)
He cries with us. When all seems dead around us, not only is He still working, but He's crying in our pain with us.
So if everything around you seems dead right now, just know He can call it back to life. Believe and hold to what He's told you. And wait on Him, because He's the God who can blow your mind with what He's going to do.