Crisis has a way of squeezing out of us what we believe. Martha needed an adjustment in her attitude to turn from bitterness to hopefulness in the One who had the power to bring back that which was dead.
We can always be hopeful when we put our trust
in what we believe God can do in our lives.
Mary came to Jesus and fell at his feet. She came to worship Him. She said the same thing that Martha said, but with a different attitude. She worshiped God through her pain. Our attitude can seal us in the tomb of our lives, when we are resentful toward God for not doing things the way we wanted them to be done. Worship did something inside of Mary that caused her to look at the tomb of Lazarus as a womb for the rebirth of her brother.
Worship can cause us to experience the rebirth of hopefulness. When we obey instructions from the Lord, we'll have an advantage over what seems hopeless as a result of divine intervention.
Worship can change the atmosphere of our difficulty so we can get the help we need, if we are not ashamed to do something out of the ordinary.
Our help is already in motion. We just need to engage ourselves
in the process by being thankful for Jesus in our lives.