8And they remembered His words. 9Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. (Luke 24:1-9)
The women who came to Jesus’ tomb were greeted by two angels, who reminded them how Jesus had prophesied that He would rise from the dead on the third day. It wasn’t until they remembered His words that they quit seeking a dead Jesus and started looking for the living Lord. Just think, two angels announcing the resurrection of Jesus didn’t turn these women around, but the words of Jesus did.
Peter said that the written Word of God is a more sure word of prophecy than even an audible voice or a visible manifestation of the Lord (2 Peter 1:16-20). We often think that if something supernatural would just happen, then we would believe. The example of the women at the tomb and Peter’s own testimony tell a different story.
The spectacular gets our attention, but faith only comes from God’s Word (Rom. 10:17). God’s Word is what we need. More specifically, we need faith in God’s Word. The Lord has given us exceedingly great and precious promises (2 Peter 1:4), but our unbelief still causes some of us to mope around as if Jesus didn’t come out of the tomb. Our unbelief negates the power of His resurrection in our lives.
Meditating on God’s Word causes your faith to rise up and doubt and unbelief to run out the door. In the Word, you see a resurrected Lord and God who is alive and able to handle any problem you have. Until these women knew Jesus was alive, sorrow filled their hearts. If sorrow is filling your heart today, it is because you have forgotten the victory Jesus has given you. Remember He is alive and Lord over all your circumstances, and you will see the difference it makes.