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“After he had said this, he went on to tell them, ‘Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.’ His disciples replied, ‘Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.’ Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. So then he told them plainly, ‘Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.’”

– John 11:11-15

God is a God of what Tolkien called eucatastrophe; in other words, He’s an eleventh hour God. When you think everything is falling in around you, He will bring victory at the last minute. Maybe you’re sick and you don’t know how you’re going to get well, or maybe you feel like your marriage is caving in; don’t lose hope because God loves to do the miraculous, just in the nick of time! Like raising Lazarus from the dead even though He could have healed him while he was still alive, it can be annoying when Jesus acts last-minute, but an undying faith in the midst of uncertainty pleases Him.

I remember when I had just graduated from high school and God put it on my heart to take a missions trip to Russia to visit a camp for orphans. The cost of the trip was $3,700, but to me, it may as well have been a bazillion dollars — it sounded impossible. To make it worse, I only had three weeks to raise the money. I said, “Lord, if this is from you, I’m just going to take the first step and get out of the boat. I’m simply going to try.” After that, I started asking people in my church for money, but nobody gave me anything. Then I began working — washing cars, laying railroad ties, and anything else I could find to do, but I was still nowhere near having the full amount. With only $67 in my pocket, I prayed again, and the next day, I got an envelope in the mail from someone I didn’t even know with a check for $300 in it. As the days went on, I got more and more of these envelopes with my name on them with checks inside, and I was praising God because to me, they were like manna from Heaven. It turns out, my mom had sent graduation announcements to about 500 people, but she didn’t tell me. When all was said and done, I ended up getting about $4,000 from people all over the world in this eucatastrophe event, and it was a sign for me.

This is how God does things, my friend. If you have the vision, He has the power and the resources. His timing isn’t always your timing, but you can listen, trust and remember that He’s calling you to do great things, in Jesus’ Name!

Prayer


Jesus, thank you for faithfully providing for me, even when it’s last minute. I trust you to carry out your call on my life. 

Reflection


Do you recall a time in your life when God provided for you at the eleventh hour? How did it build your faith?

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38 Responses

  1. My 11th hour came when my 18 year old daughter was diagnosed with a “mass” growing behind her eyes putting pressure on the nerves that caused her to lose her sight. The neurosurgeons didn’t know if it was a mass of “gunk” or a tumor. We drove three hours to a hospital where one of the best neurosurgeons was going to work with a team and try to remove the mass. The day she was being taken to the first surgery, it hit me that I, as her mom, couldn’t put a bandaid on the boo boo and make it better. After she was taken away, it hit me very hard that she could die and I was all alone, 2000 miles from my family. As I cried sitting in my car, I looked up at the sky and realized I truly wasn’t alone. I prayed and turned my daughter’s life over to God. Two 10+ hour surgeries in a four day period and she again could see the clock on the wall! She suffered a small amount of permanent loss in her left peripheral vision, but she can see, read, and drive again! My faith has never been stronger!!

    1. wow that was awesome, it gets me to ask sometimes, WHERE ON EARTH IS THIS FAITH? THE 11th HOUR FAITH, I AM PRAYING THAT IT WORKS FOR MY DAD WHO IS THREATENED THAT HE WILL LOOSE HIS JOB

      1. I am expecting an eleventh hour miracle this morning and it’s just few hours remaining I did this exam and when I checked it I didn’t get up to half it was remaining two marks to half and I am going to announce the results publicly today I hope that God will have mercy on me and let me testify at the eleventh hour.

  2. I received my 11th hour miracle last month. Or was getting close to the deadline for the payment of my professional course’s exam fees, which was also the last stage of the exam.

    I still have about 5-digits to complete the fees. Then, my older sister called to inquire if I’ve been able to pray up. God eventually used her to deliver my 11th hour miracle (which was complete payment of my fees)

    God is Everly faithful…. Even if our faith is as tiny as the mustard seed.

  3. I’m expecting an 11th hour miracle. My mother is in hospice. She’s fighting and in pain. Please be in agreement that Hod is working on my miracle.

    1. Hi Kristy!

      We are praying with you for your Mom’s healing and for Jesus’s grace, comfort and peace to be with you and your family during this time. May Jesus wrap you up in His arms of love and bring ALL that He is to this situation. He is a miracle-working God!

      God loves you and so do we!

        1. Ann, I am standing in the gap for you and agreeing in prayer that GOD will do an 11th hour miracle for your brother in Jesus’ name. Amen

  4. Hi , I’m expecting my 11th hour miracle , as we are flying to New Zealand this Saturday May 25th , we still have not received our EVisa. I have faith that my God will do his miracle as he is faithful . Please pray .

    1. Hi Ranjini! We are praying with you for your miracle; nothing is impossible for our great God! Have a wonderful trip. God loves you and so do we!

  5. I’m expecting an 11th hour miracle my husband is in need of a permanent job, I’m praying for God to open a door for him. I have faith that God will make a way his a God of miracles. Please keep us in prayer

    1. Hi Sharnay! Thanks for reaching out to us! We are in agreement with you for a job for your husband.

      “Dear Jesus, thank you that you are the God who sees and who knows every need of our hearts and our homes. We believe that your favor surrounds Sharnay’s husband and that you have already opened a door for him that no man can shut! We know that good things are in store for this dear family, so we ask that you would do exceedingly abundantly beyond all they can ask for or imagine in this situation. We love you, Lord, and give you all the glory! Amen.”

      Thanks for the honor of praying with you. God loves you and so do we!

  6. THANK YOU JESUS FOR GRANTING MY 11TH HOUR CONCERNING MY JOB THIS YEAR BELIEVING YOU WILL DO MORE BEFORE END OF NOV’2019.

  7. Believing God for an 11th hour miracle. We’re behind in rent and school is about to start and have no idea where the money will come from but I trust in Him and Him alone.

  8. Hello Friends,

    As I searched Google for what I remembered as the 11th hour of God, I came across this article. I’m in need of God now. I have recently graduated from seminary and I just signed a lease to an new apartment. I have been so excited because having my own space will allow me to work on my ministry as a new minister. A few days ago, my friend/Freelance client cancelled my work contract. She got nervous and said that she needed to allocate her money elsewhere, instead of hiring me to work with her. We are dear friends, and I was devastated to hear this. We both felt a divine call to work together. Now, I am supposed to move into my apartment in 10 days, and I need God to speak to her heart to reverse this decision. I cannot afford this apartment without this job, and I will be in contacting trouble if I don’t move in. Will you pray for me? Also, pray for my new Ministry. You can find me on YouTube (Tiffany Dorese Winfree). Thank you for listening to my heart cry friends

    1. Hi Tiffany! Thanks for reaching out to us! We are certainly praying for you and are believing that Jesus has gone before you and is working things out in exceeding abundance as it pertains to your housing situation and your new ministry. We are asking that the Holy Spirit will fill your heart with hope and that He will continue to bring the dreams He has planted in your life to full fruition. We’re excited for you as you answer His call to be in ministry! God loves you and so do we!

      1. I am believing God for an 11th hour miracle of settling my debts which are pressing. The Lord will surely do it. Amen

  9. What a wonderful write up. I’m encouraged.
    I’m also trusting God for an 11th hour miracle. I’m going through Academic tribulations. I need you to be in agreement with me as I pray. I trust God to help me . Thanks and God’s blessings always

  10. I’m in dare need of an 11th hr miracle from God and I would love it if you join me in prayers.. My story is a really long one but I’ll just cut it short and say I need God to step in for me to be able to leave this foreign land back to my country without any issues or complications and also not to leave empty handed. I am trusting God to touch a mans heart to help me get out of this situation and I really need him to come through for me and I believe that in this 11th month I will receive his Divine Miracle in Jesus Name.. Please join your faith with mine and pray for me, Thank you.

  11. I plea with GOD to delivery eleventh hour miracle for employment before the end of this month (November) as it’s been 1 year 2 months being unemployed.

  12. God of eleveth hour as been there for me. Even if I’m about to loose hope on something I’ll just noticed his hand of miracle it always look like grace. The grace is more beyond my understanding. He as been the one lifting me up at the last minutes. I’m will be so grateful and give him thanks all days. Have been noticing this ever since I was a small boy. All I will see suddenly is last minute grace that will lift me to where I suppose to be. The mighty God is still working and he will never stop doing this miraculous thing in my life. I’m believing in him

    1. I agree with you!!! It gives me a feeling I can’t explain! Lord please continue to use me to do your work!!!!!!

  13. Please join me in prayers,I am believing God for the fruit of the womb and am hoping for a miracle before the year wraps up.

  14. I have been praying for a job for a year since I graduated. I believe my Eleventh hour has come and God is giving me a job next month

  15. God is God of all hours, not just 11th hour. He promises never to leave or forsake us. When our breakthroughs or miracles come late, it does not make God an eleventh hour God.

  16. I believe the God of the eleventh hour to come out in a big way of help and financial breakthrough for my husband who I want to be strong in God that nothing is impossible,We are in so much debts house rent debts,office debts,money borrowed from relatives and friends and we have lost hope as we have no one to run to,IF GOD OF THE ELEVENTH HOUR COMES OUT FOR US WE WILL FOREVER SERVE YOU.WITH MONEY MY WEDDING CAN HOLD THIS YEAR AS IT HAS BEEN CANCELLED MANY TIMES,I WANT TO HAVE BIG TESTIMONIES CONCERNING MY HUSBAND FINANCIAL BREAKTHROUGH AMEN

  17. I cam across this page today. I am in dire need of US$600.00 to pay my rent today. lease pray with me that God of the eleventh show p for me in my time of need.

  18. I believe that our God is always with us even when we feel like we are in out 11th hour
    His words tell us that he will never leave us nor forsake us
    I’m praying for divine intervention for a financial breakthrough and I know that the God who did it for me before will do it again
    Keep trusting and wait on the Lord
    Amen

  19. God of the 11th hour…please come through for my dad. He’s in so much pain. I’m trusting for divine healing till the last minute.

  20. This has been a powerful piece! Am praying that God may give each of us the 11th hour miracle
    Have experienced this many times in my life and our God has been faithful.
    Am preparing a sermon about the topic as God leads

  21. Praying for tution starting exams tomorrow but paid half (45%) so help me God. Praying for that 11th hour for me to access the examination rooms. Lord I pray. Amen

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