Luke 7:14–15, NLT
Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. "Young man," he said, "I tell you, get up." Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk!
I wonder how many times we've buried things alive. We tried, but the door to our dream didn't open, and now we're convinced it's dead. We bury relationships. "Our marriage is done. We don't get along." We bury God's promises. "I'll never get well. I'll never break the addiction." At one time we believed, but now we don't see any signs of life, so we buried it. But the good news is that God is going to wake up some things you thought were dead.
Those dreams you've buried, you need to dig them back up. Start believing again. Every circumstance may say, "You'll never get well." But when you say, "Father, thank You that You're restoring health to me," you're shoveling the dirt off. When thoughts tell you, "You've gone as far as you can," turn it around and say, "Father, You say my latter days will be greater than my former days." That's how you remove the dirt, and you'll see a dream that you've buried come to pass.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for the dreams and promises and relationships You put in my heart. Thank You that I can shovel the dirt off them and know that You can wake up what I thought was dead. I declare that it is never too late to see my dreams come to pass. In Jesus' Name, Amen.