Don’t Cry

This had to be the worse day of her life. She walked slowly through the streets of Nain, leading the funeral procession. Her son was gone. No words could express her sorrow. No grand gesture could alleviate her pain. Her heartache was evident. Her tears real. Slowly, painfully, sorrowfully she walked. Each step ached. Each breath reminded her of his death.

But Suddenly. Out of nowhere, He appeared. His eyes full of compassion. His heart full of love. His touch full of power. His words full of authority. 

“Don’t cry,” He commanded. And just like that with a touch and a word, this woman’s hope was restored, her son returned, her life redeemed.

Does this feel as if it is the worse season you have ever endured. Your child seems un-ressurectable, your marriage un-reconcilable, your finances un-prosperable, your body un-curable? “Don’t cry,” My Friend.

Jesus, Himself stands before you with eyes full of compassion, a heart full of love, a touch full of resurrected power and words full of authority. And He is reminding you that He has given you His power and His authority. 

Therefore, hug your child, your spouse, your body with the resurrected power Jesus has placed within you. Speak with authority over your circumstance. Command it to rise. Declare my child is resurrected, my marriage reconciled, my finances prosper, my body healed. What Jesus did for this Widow of Nain, He wants to do for you. He wants to interrupt the funeral procession of despair you are leading, and give you a resurrected life, a restored hope, a suddenly.

“Don’t cry,” Jesus is saying to you, “Arise and live.”

“When the Lord saw the grieving mother, his heart broke for her. With great tenderness he said to her, “Please don’t cry.” Then he stepped up to the coffin and touched it. When the pallbearers came to a halt, Jesus said to the corpse, “Young man, I say to you, arise and live!”” Luke 7:13-14 TPT

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