Jesus Relieves Suffering by Sermon Poster | Nov 4, 2012 God’s priorities and timings are different than ours. Luke 8:40-56 http://cbcames.org/media/sermons/20121104AM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:01 — 13.1MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS 1 Comment Sunny Powers on November 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm Thank you, Pastor, for that sermon today. I had never looked at that account as you pictured it this morning, but I can see that the people accompanying Jesus to Jairus’ house would be very nervous about His stopping for any reason when they were just thinking about this 12-year-old girl who was so very sick. I thought about how many times I have put my own priorities before what the Lord wanted. Of course, Jesus knew that she would die before He got there, just as He waited until Lazarus was dead before He went to Mary and Martha’s place. God’s thoughts are higher than ours, the Bible tells us. We pray earnestly (as we should) for people to get well, to have their pain relieved, or even that the Lord will take them home, but sometimes we fail to add, as Jesus did in the Garden, “not my will, but Thine be done.” Sometimes, even though we say it, we don’t really mean it; we are thinking, “God will do this for me.” My prayer today is that my prayers will include, “not my will, but Thine be done” and really mean it–that I will look beyond the moment and realize that God might have a broader plan that includes that particular prayer of mine being answered with a “no” or a “not yet.” I’m especially praying for this election–I don’t know God’s will in this, but as I look at the broader perspective, I think that maybe God is preparing us (and our country) for His very soon return. Therefore, I say “not my will, but yours.” Can I live with the results, no matter who wins this election? Of course. Will I like it? Maybe not, but since I can rejoice in the will of God being done, I will submit to His hand and rejoicing in His results.