John 6:5 “When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” (6:6) He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do . (6:7) Philip answered him, “Eight months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!””
Jesus assigns Philip what seems an impossible task. The crowd is growing by the minute, it’s getting late, it’s far from a shopping center, and resources required cannot be mustered! Philip responds to Jesus by explaining how remote the solution is, actually impossible. But the Bible writer quips a very important fact, that, Jesus knew what He would do!
In every impossibility that God has placed you, God knows what He would do. In every difficult situation you drive yourself into, God knows what He would do. Whatever happens to us, good or bad, God allows or else it can’t happen. If God allows, then however dire or difficult, God knows what to do to solve the problem.
In what impossibility do you find yourself today? Where has God allowed you or your foolishness to take you? Spiritual difficulty where you seem iredeemable? Financial difficulties? Marital difficulties? Relationship difficulties? Academic difficulties? Health difficulties? God still knows what to do to get you out of that situation. He knows what He will do!
What was Philip and other disciples supposed to do in that situation of difficulty? What are we supposed to do in our difficulties? (1) They were to appreciate the difficulty as opposed to pretending the problem doesn’t exist aka burying their heads in sand (2) They were to have faith that with Jesus who is God nothing is impossible (3) They were to do their best, give their all and Jesus who is God would fill the deficiency (they gave five loaves and two pieces of fish and Jesus multiplied it making it sufficient!). The three points worked for them and it can work for us today, because God still knows what He will do!
Whatever difficulty comes today – don’t speak or think failure, do your little negligible best and God will do the rest to ensure nothing goes wrong. Because God knows what He will do already.
Isn’t it comforting to know that God knows what He will do for us and to rescue us in all situations? In the name of Jesus may we testify today that indeed in the difficulty we encountered, God knew what He would do. Amen!
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