“Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled – Jn 11:33” Understanding the nature of God helps us to know that God thinks, plans and feels about our situations.
God is a personality with emotional feelings the same way like man, but the only difference between man and God is that the heart of man is corrupt and absolutely wicked.
That is why a man can gloat and rejoice over the misery and suffering of another man.
But God is pure and righteous in all things, and He never feels happy over our pain, even though we are all unfaithful sinners.
At times when things are not really OK for us, we erroneous assume that God has forsaken us and left us to suffer.
But the truth is that we don’t always genuinely stay close to God so that He can see and heal us.
In our memory verse (John 11:33) the Bible says..
*Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.*
That was what happened when Lazarus died.
His sister Mary was crying with the Jews who came to console her, but when Jesus saw them, he was moved in spirit and that was why he went on to resurrect Lazarus back to life.
God can never stand and watch the righteous suffer.
In Matthew 14:14, the Bible also recorded another place where emotion made Jesus to heal people.
*And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.*
This place also shows that God feels for us, but our problem is that many of us are not ready to follow him with all our hearts and our minds like those multitude there.
Most times we believe that we are following God simply because we attends church services and activities while our hearts are not perfect to serve and obey him.
That was what the Pharisees did that made Jesus to call them hypocrites.
Remember that the scripture says that the true worshippers of God must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).
So draw close to God and God will draw close to you.
Follow God with every honesty and sincerity and God will never abandon you in time of your need.



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