Luke 9

Read Luke 9 in your Bible. Or you can also read it here.

On one particular day, Jesus was speaking to a large crowd about the kingdom of God. It was getting late and His disciples mentioned that they should send the crowd away, so that they could get something to eat. But Jesus probably stunned them when He said, “You give them something to eat.” (v 13)

Can you picture the disciples faces? Their jaws dropped, as they scratched their heads. They only had five loaves of bread and two fish. How in the world could they feed five thousand men with that?

You know how the story goes. Jesus gave thanks, broke apart the food, and had the disciples distribute it. Everyone in the crowd ate, and there was even twelve baskets of food left over.

This story reminds me that the Lord might ask us to do things that seem impossible, as well. But He will provide the way. We might not be able accomplish it on our own, but we are guaranteed to have His help. He just asks for a willing heart.

Dr. Charles Stanley put it this way, “The Lord will never command us to do something without also providing whatever is required to obey Him.“

Is God asking you to do something that seems scary, difficult, or even unfeasible? Have you completely dismissed whatever it is, because it seems so far out of reach? Maybe it’s something big, or maybe it’s something not so big in the grand scheme of things. Day in and day out we will all have different things we have to face that we feel inadequate to handle. But we don’t have to face any of it alone. As children of God, we have the Lord with us through it all. So place your trust in Him as you face each situation.

If you are also participating in the Gratitude Challenge, today is day 80 of 100. Keep up the good work!

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4 Comments on “Luke 9

  1. This is such a good reminder to trust in the Lord. Often when there is something that seems impossible I either back away or try hard in our own strength. But that balance in giving your best and knowing that it is the Lord who makes it happen is what we should be doing.
    I have to recalibrate always when I have to let go. Prayer helps me do that. When I am not praying enough over it but instead trying hard on my own, I am not very attuned to where I am faltering, I just keep on struggling and then when I spend time with God specifically about it I realise what I was doing.
    We do not face it on our own. Amen to that 🙏🏽
    Thank you my dear friend 💙

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    • I agree! So often I forget that the Lord is by my side. I struggle and work hard and stress. It is frustrating when we see how inadequate we are. But then we find comfort when we learn to hand it over to God. In our weakness, we see His strength! I like what you said about recalibrating. That is something we all need to remember to do on a regular basis. Thank you for sharing your insight, my friend! ♥️

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  2. God is calling us out of the boat! He will provide all we need to fulfill the purpose He has given us, we just have to trust Him and take action. I love that quote by Dr. Stanley.

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    • I love what you said about God calling us out of the boat! Such a great example. Too often we stay where it feels safe. But if we keep our eyes on the Lord, He will help us every step of the way 🙌♥️

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