March 14 Devotion

In the book of John, we read about the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000. I’m guessing it’s probably more along the lines of 15,000. Maybe even up to around 20,000 or more. The Bible says it’s 5000 men. Most likely those guys were probably with their wives and children. Either way, 5000 or 20,000 is not the point that is important here. What Jesus was showing is what is important. Jesus was showing that we need to have faith even when it seems hopeless. We need to have faith even when it seems impossible.

Can you imagine what it must’ve been like to watch that happen? Can you imagine being there? Seeing Jesus feed the masses like that out of a handful of bread and fish. Wow! But as awesome as that must’ve been, just think of the faith that was being tested. Just think of how that might have strengthened your belief if you had been there. And that is the point. We need to believe that Jesus will be there for us. We need to believe that he will get us through, even when it seems impossible.

Now think about your life today. Think about times that have seemed impossible. Times where you did not know how you would get through. We have all had those. I know I have. My family has. Many times. And it was very difficult for us to keep our eyes on Jesus. Honestly, I’m sure there were moments where we didn’t. But guess what, Jesus saw us through. Even when we couldn’t believe it was possible. Sickness. Depression. Anxiety. Anger or hatred. The list goes on, and on, and on. He never wavered. Even when we did, Jesus never wavered. Always remained constant. He always remained faithful. We shouldn’t need to witness miracles like the 5000. We should just go to our knees and pray for his guidance. The end may not be what we hope or pray for it to be. The outcome may not go our way. But he will see us through. Our faith will be strengthened. We will be stronger through the outcome. No matter what. Then our testimony will be even more powerful. And others need to see that. So today, let’s have faith no matter what situation we are in.

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