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!
© 2021 Bridget A. Thomas