The reaction of Jesus to the news of the death of Lazarus teaches us a powerful lesson. Jesus prays publicly when He hears the news of the death of His friend, Lazarus.

Jesus responds to God in thanksgiving when He is beset by grief. So, too, Christians are challenged to double down on faith when we face adversity.

Dear Jesus, may Your faith in the Father inspire me to believe when I face tragedy. May I have the courage to give God thanks even when things do not go my way.