John 11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
Lazarus has died. Jesus knew he was going to die. Jesus now bluntly says, “I am glad that I was not there!” They all knew that Jesus could have saved Lazarus from dying but Jesus is going to show them that He is even more powerful than that. He is glad that He wasnâ€™t there because they are going to see something that is unbelievable. Jesus is going to raise a man from the dead that has been dead for 4 days.
He was glad because He wanted them to believe in Him. As I read that I thought to myself what is God doing in my life to show Himself strong? What is He doing for me to cause me to believe?
Right now you may in desperate need for God to do something. You might be wondering why He isn’t doing it yet it might be that for you He is waiting. He is going to do something but He wants to teach you to believe.